UK travel agent discounts Olympic tickets

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Associated Press

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 30 at 12:01 AM

LONDON (AP) — UK travel agent Thomas Cook has halved the price of its Olympic ticket and hotel deals to boost sales a month before the games begin.

The travel agency, which has official permission to sell tickets to the games, launched a four-day sale Friday.

Stephen Vaughan, managing director of Thomas Cook's London 2012 partnership, said, "It's no secret that there are generally more tickets available" than people predicted a month ago.

The deals pair tickets for various events with budget accommodation during the games, which are taking place from July 27 to Aug. 12.

A ticket for a Britain versus Belgium hockey game with one-night accommodation had cost 399 pounds ($627). It now costs 149 pounds — with a night's accommodation at Travelodge, a budget chain.

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