Congestion still an issue for London conferences, delegates feel

11th November 2008

<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="" 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="" /></p>