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Thousands of jobs are to be created in London by a budget hotel chain over the next decade, with 184 new sites opening.

Travelodge said 5,000 new roles will be created in the capital by 2025, including 500 on its junior management apprenticeship programme.



Chief executive Guy Parsons made the announcement at the opening of the company's 500th hotel in Stratford, east London, close to the site of the 2012 Olympic Park.

"Hospitality and tourism is the UK's fifth biggest industry and is growing faster than almost any other," said Mr Parsons, adding that Travelodge had received 3,000 applications for 45 jobs at the start of the year.

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