Hotels To Hand Out 'Golden Tickets'

6 June 2011, 10:55 | Updated: 6 June 2011, 10:59

Holiday Inn is going to be handing out 10 pairs of tickets for the London Olympics to randomly selected guests.

Holiday Inn said the "golden ticket giveaway" is part of its commitment to supporting next year's events and the giveaway follows news that hundreds of thousands of people have missed out on trying to buy tickets.

The firm said it will give the tickets to guests checking into selected Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express hotels across the UK for the most sought after events such as the 200 and 800 metre men's athletics final.

Spokesman Chris Hale said:

"A part of our partnership, we want to give our guests the chance to be part of this once in a lifetime opportunity."

Participating hotels are in London, York, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Leeds, Newcastle and Norwich.