In Vancouver, Canada the Vancouver International Airport is preparing for the 2010 Winter Olympics. According to MSNBC.com, things are buzzing at the airport as they prepare for Olympic athletes and fans from around the world to descend upon the Vancouver area for the Winter 2010 Olympics. This is a very exciting time for Vancouver and the Vancouver International Airport.
It is anticipated that approximately 230,000 Olympic athletes, coaches, fans and others will travel through the Vancouver International Airport this winter 2010. The airport states it has been planning for the 2010 Olympic games since 2003 – since the games were first announced. In preparation Vancouver officials have traveled to other Olympic game cities and their airports to develop the perspective one can only have from first-hand experience.
The Vancouver International Airport is expected to have many Olympic themed souvenirs available. Six stores in the airport will sell Olympic themed merchandise – with additional stock available should they need it quickly. With so many people traveling through the airport in such a short period of time, restocking is an expected occurrence for popular Olympic merchandise items.
The airport is also preparing for visitors by offering free WiFi and a 24-hour telephone translation service for 170 plus languages, ideal to make any Olympic athlete or fan comfortable in the Vancouver International Airport. The airport staff, volunteers and shop employees have also undergone special training so they can answer questions they will be asked related to the Olympics. This will make travel easy and convenient for Olympic travelers will who likely be curious as to how to travel through Vancouver or to reach the Olympics.
Whether visiting the Winter 2010 Olympics in Vancouver – or watching them from home – we hope you enjoy these exciting winter games!