11th November 2008

Congestion still an issue for London conferences, delegates feel

Despite the Olympics being less than four years away, London is still unable to meet the demand placed on its public tra. . .

<p>Despite the Olympics being less than four years away, London is still unable to meet the demand placed on its public transport infrastructure by large-scale conferences or other events, it has been claimed. </p><p>At present, the capital remains the number one choice for corporate <a href="http://www.tsnn.co.uk/event_management_organisers/suppliers" target="_self">conference organisers</a>, due to a combination of its national and international transport links as well as its local expertise. </p><p>However, according to delegates attending the World Travel Market conference, congestion is still a major issue that needs to be address, with the party in question having been forced off a train and onto a replacement bus while on their way to an event at the popular ExCel centre. </p><p>Despite these problems, VisitBritain chief executive Tom Wright has explained that London is to benefit from numerous new rail and road links over the next couple of years. </p><p>"Most readers will know that London transport moves a huge volume of people each day. Inevitably there are going to be hiccups. It''''s unfortunate it''''s happened on the first morning of WTM," he told Travel Weekly. </p><p>These comments come as the second annual conference on Electronic Laboratory Notebooks is just one of many events being held in venues across London. <img alt="ADNFCR-1753-ID-18869251-ADNFCR" src="http://feeds.directnews.co.uk/feedtrack/justcopyright.gif?feedid=1753&it..." /></p>