Travel, meetings and events company Travel Places Events has won the
accommodation management contract for WorldSkills 2011.
The four-day event, which provides a means
for standards and education in industrial trades and service sectors, will see
up to 3,500 competitors, staff judges and experts gather at Excel London. It is
expected to attract up to 150,000 visitors.
Events, Gerry Manser says: “WorldSkills is probably the largest public sector
event taking place in London
between now and the Olympic Games.
“An event of this
scale and stature presents unique challenges. The brief required us to
source up to 29,000 room nights for stays between one and 18 nights.
1,200 competitors plus the judges and adjudicants are to be accommodated
on-site (within the Excel campus) in-case of travel disruptions, while support
team members need to be within a few
miles of the event,” he adds.