London Underground trade unions are planning a 24-hour strike on the Tube from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August. If the strike goes ahead, Tube services will stop running from 18:30 on Wednesday 5 August until Friday 7 August. There will be no Tubes on Thursday 6 August. We are expecting normal service to resume on Friday. London Underground, Overground and TfL rail services are also set to run as per usual but are likely to be busier than normal. All passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel and allow additional time to get to their destination.
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Saturday 8 (05:00 - 19:00) - Sunday 9 August (05:00 - 18:00) apart from Canary Wharf (closed between 04:00 - 18:00): The London Triathlon is taking place and is likely to cause severe disruption for passengers travelling by road to London City Airport. Docklands Light Railway (DLR) services will not be affected and London City Airport station will be open. London Underground, Overground and TfL rail services are also set to run as per usual but are likely to be busier than normal. All passengers are advised to check their journey before they travel and allow additional time to get to their destination.
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LateRooms.com is set to provide hotel booking facilities for London City Airport’s 2.4 million annual customers.
The late availability hotel specialist will integrate its hotel booking system into London City Airport’s website. The site, http://www.londoncityairport.com, already enables travellers to book flights online for all operators flying from the airport. LateRooms will provide information and booking facilities for hotels around the airport as well as the 34 most popular destinations.
70 per cent per cent of the airport’s customers are business travellers, however many City-based workers use the airport for leisure trips because of its central location. Providing late availability accommodation and industry-leading offers alongside flight booking enables London City Airport to transform its website into a flexible booking hub for any trip.
“When booking a trip, many people look at the cost of a flight as the determining factor, however the cost of a hotel can completely override the money saved,” said Chris Allen, CEO, LateRooms. “London City Airport can capitalise on its successful website, which is already being used as a central booking hub for flights, to offer further savings to its customers for their travel plans.”
“LateRooms’ calibre of European hotels means it can provide the best late availability deals in the UK and at our top destinations,” said Bernard Lavelle, Commercial Director for London City Airport. “The technology integrates seamlessly into our existing flight booking pages, enabling customers to book the best-value trip, whatever their budget or reason for travel.”
About LateRooms.com (www.laterooms.com)
LateRooms is the UK’s leading online accommodation site offering late availability deals in over 13,000 properties worldwide, ranging from Bed and Breakfasts to five star luxury hotels. LateRooms offers customers a saving of up to 70 per cent off the normal room rate for a variety of independent and branded hotels. Customers can book by phone or online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. LateRooms specialises in last minute bookings but guests can book up to three months in advance.
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