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Thursday, 19 July 2007

No Plan

The ongoing farce more commonly known as the London 2012 Olympics has taken another twist, the much vaunted tourism plan has been delayed for a second time, this time until September.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), which has been charged with formulating the plan, has postponed the launch again citing the recent reshuffle.

Seemingly not everyone was happy with some of the wording in the proposed document, originally due to be published on 17th July.

A DCMS spokesman said:

"New ministers have come in following the reshuffle and they want to have their own take on it, so meetings have been set up with various bodies from the tourism industry to assess the plan and take it forward."

Hotel chain Travelodge are far from impressed, chief operating officer Guy Parsons said:

"From today up to the 2012 Olympics, is the most crucial time for tourism in decades.

We can't afford any further delays

The lesson here is never entrust politicians with long term major projects, they are simply not up to the task.

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