What have been the (economic) benefits of the 2012 Olympics Games?
The 2012 Olympic games have had strong advantages and disadvantages on the economy and the country as a whole. The Olympic games brought a significant amount of benefits to the UK, both on the financial and social side. For example: due to the tourism it included or the transport improvements for the population. The UK hosting the Olympics did also propose a disadvantageous side to the country for several reasons, such as: many of the new job positions it proposed were only temporary, the cost of hosting the Olympic Games was extremely high which could have been dangerous. Throughout this essay I will thoroughly explore the benefits and drawbacks of hosting the 2012 Olympic games with evidence and conclude with how beneficial hosting the games actually was.
Firstly the benefits; hosting the Olympics included a lot of tourism for the country, which would bring a lot of profit to the UK. Foreigners from all over the world were attracted to the UK for the Olympics and they all would have paid a significant amount of money for accommodation; generating even more income into the Economy. Due to the significant increase in tourism, unemployment would have been reduced because many jobs would have become available in the tourism industry. Many attractions and landmarks would have been visited bringing the country more publicity and money as the amount of tourists increased.
The transport improvements also proposed various strong advantages to the UK. Many spectators, tourists, media and athletes themselves required a larger quantity of transport such as buses and transport with much higher efficiency. A significant advantage is the new introduction of much higher quality buses; with more comfortable seating and voice-programming technology to alert passengers when they reach their destination. Secondly, a lot of buses upgraded to double-decker buses for a higher passenger capacity. As all...
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