Attractions industry news

21 Dec 2017

Birmingham named host city for 2022 Commonwealth Games

Birmingham has officially been named the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, beating competition from Kuala Lumpur, Victoria (Canada) and Australia.

Speaking at a press conference this morning (21 December) at the Arena Academy school in Birmingham, Louise Martin, president of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), confirmed yesterday’s reports that the city had been successful.

“We warmly congratulate Birmingham and England on today’s announcement – it’s a defining moment for this truly Commonwealth city,” Martin said.

“With its rich history, cultural diversity, youthful dynamism and ambitious spirit, Birmingham embodies all that we cherish about the Commonwealth.

“The vast majority of the Games venues are in place, and with extensive experience in the UK of hosting successful major events – including Manchester 2002, London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 – the CGF looks forward to a truly spectacular Games.”

Birmingham 2022 is expected to take place from 27 July to 7 August.

The official handover to Birmingham is set to take place at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony on 15 April 2018.

Secretary of state for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Karen Bradley said: “The Games will give us a chance to show the best of Britain to the world, give great opportunities to the people and businesses of the West Midlands and beyond while inspiring many to get involved in sport.”

Ian Ward, leader of Birmingham City Council and chair of the bid team, added: “At the start of 2017 we were looking into the feasibility of hosting the Games in 2026, but when 2022 became a possibility in April, we made the decision to back ourselves even though we knew that we’d need to do a lot of work in a short timeframe. That work and belief has been rewarded.

“The hard work begins now and we all have just four-and-a-half years to deliver an unforgettable Games that will shape the future of our city, our region and our people.”

<< Back

News powered by attractionsmanagement.com

British space tourism one small step closer as Scotland confirmed to host UK's first spaceport

The Scottish Highlands are set to become the hub for British space travel, a sector which could be worth an estimated £3.8bn (US$5bn, €4.3bn) to the UK's economy. [more...]

Tourism bodies welcome Brexit paper "with caution"

The UK travel industry has offered a "cautious welcome" to the government’s Brexit white paper, after the document acknowledged some of the sector's key concerns – such as worries over barriers being created for people visiting the UK from EU. [more...]

Good weather leads to tourism industry sizzle for Britain

The current heatwave in Britain has resulted in an economic upturn for the country’s tourism sector. [more...]

Scientists urge London's Science Museum to end fossil fuel partnerships

A collection of nearly 50 scientists has urged the London Science Museum to end three oil company partnerships, with the collective arguing the sponsorships are "undermining" the museum as a scientific institution. [more...]

Belmond opts for youth for Cadogan project

Global luxury travel brand Belmond has chosen two young designers to bring on board for its Belmond Hotel Cadogan in Chelsea, London, to supply design products for the hotel’s scheduled reopening later this year. [more...]

Denizen envisions vertical gallery for Scottish Highlands' Inverewe Garden

Plans have been lodged by the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) to build a vertical gallery and bird hide in a 19th-century botanical garden in the country's Highlands. [more...]

In brief:

10,000 art works to be moved for Buckingham Palace renovations [more...]
English Heritage launches campaign after survey reveals children more likely to experience a castle in fiction than reality #LoveCastles @EnglishHeritage [more...]
Jeremy Wright named new culture secretary as part of "Brexit chaos" reshuffle [more...]
Tate St Ives wins Art Fund's Museum of the Year prize for 2018 @Tate_StIves @artfund [more...]
Tourism minister @Michael_Ellis1 throws his weight behind youth travel – "the considerable contribution from youth travelers could be more widely acknowledged" @betauk #Tourism [more...]
Manchester launches new cycling and walking network, Puregym acquires Soho Gyms, U2 announces plans for a music attraction and work starts on a new £10m spa at Carden Park. [more...]
Latest winners announced for £40m Discover England Fund @VisitEngland [more...]
Northern Irish hotels report 2017 boom in uptake #leisure #ukhotels [more...]
RAF museum relaunches following major £26m redevelopment @RAFMUSEUM @RoyalAirForce [more...]
More news from attractionsmanagement.com>>
<< Back