May 18 2013 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Friday, July 20, 2012
Households are planning to welcome tourists into their homes in a bid to cash in on the Olympics which are due to officially open on Friday, new research suggests.
A survey conducted with YouGov showed that more than 300,000 Londoners planned to rent out rooms or homes during the Games and more than 60,000 had received bookings weeks before the sporting festival starts.
Storage company Access Self Storage, which published the study, said there had been a 13 per cent increase in storage use at stores near Olympic Park, Stratford, including its shop in Kingsbridge Road, Barking.
The survey was carried by travel website wimdu.co.uk with YouGov.