A look at the numbers: London Olympic tourism

Britain's Crista Cullen, third left, celebrates her penalty corner goal against Argentina with teammates during the women's gold medal field hockey match between Britain and Argentina at the Riverbank field hockey arena in the Olympic Park in London, Sunday, May 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

LONDON (AP) — Some numbers illustrating the demand for accommodation during the 2012 London Olympics, which run from July 27 to Aug. 12.

— Typical number of tourists visiting London in August: 1.5 million

— Estimated additional 2012 Olympic visitors from abroad: 294,000

— Estimated additional Olympic visitors from elsewhere in the UK: 587,000

— Total London hotel rooms: About 110,000

— Hotel rooms allocated to Olympic staff, affiliates and media: About 40,000

— Average hotel room rate in central London for Olympic period: 213 pounds ($341)


Source: London and Partners, British Hospitality Association, Hotels.com