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Main sponsor climbs aboard Excel cable car link
posted on: 11/10/2011 08:50:27
Cable Car The o2 Excel London

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has confirmed the cable car planned for east London will be titled the Emirate Air-Line after the UAE carrier agreed to foot two-thirds of the cost of the tourist attraction.

The cable car, which will cross the Thames between the O2 Arena and Excel London, is expected to cost up to £60m, half as much again as recent forecasts.

Of this, £40m will be footed by the Emirates airline in return for naming rights. In addition to this the mayor will ‘re-brand’ London’s North Greenwich and Royal Victoria Dock historic areas Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks respectively.

London mayor Boris Johnson said: “It [the cable car] is going to have an incredible impact on tourism. It’s 330ft up: You will have an incredible view of the city.” The major added that the development should be ready in time for the 2012 London Olympics.

The Wilkinson Eyre-designed transport link will be able to carry 2,500 people per hour on the 1.1km, five-minute journey across the river in one of structure’s 34 gondola cabins.

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Organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions is to host two World Travel Leaders sessions at the next edition of global event for the travel industry, WTM London.

Significant growth for DB Pixelhouse in 2015
posted on: 8/10/2015 13:02:51
DB Pixelhouse, the digital arm of DB Systems has reported a record-breaking year so far, with significant growth from both agencies and corporates looking for solutions to help elevate their visibility at exhibitions.

The Deck at the National Theatre, on London’s Southbank, gathered event industry professionals for a morning of breakfast and networking to celebrate the second London Breakfast Meetings Week (LBMW).

More than 80 licensed characters including Peppa Pig, Dennis the Menace and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are set to take part in the biggest BLE character parade yet next week.

Victoria Warehouse debuts The Bays
posted on: 8/10/2015 11:46:16
Victoria Warehouse opened up its new event space for an exclusive unveiling of The Bays, to more than 50 event planners and clients on 1 October.