So did you have a good one? Me too. Plenty of snow, roasting chestnuts, open fires and so forth.
Andrew Scattergood, Head of Staging Policy for DCMS, on watching the Olympics Stadium light up for the first time.
Jacqui Gisborne, Head of PR for Weymouth and Portland Council on hosting the sailing events for the Games in 2012.
We’re all in favour of people coming to this country for their holidays, of course. The more the better, in fact. But what is it they get up to while they’re here?
Luther Mamogobo, an 18 year-old International Inspiration Young Leader from South Africa blogs about speaking at the International Olympic Committee conference in Durban.
I did an interview this week with BigHospitality, an online news and information service. Hospitality is itself, of course, a sub-set of the tourism business and, as such, a source of great interest to me as the minister responsible.
Sports and Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson reflects on the 2018 bid, and the Lee Valley White Water Centre, opened this week.
Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts on plans to boost philanthropy.
Nigel Walker, National Director, English Institute of Sport (EIS) blogs on the importance of sports science and medical support.
So it is all over now. And fans at home as well as everyone in the 2018 bid team are understandably gutted.