All roads lead to China on 08-08-08. But not as fast and wide as some expected

As the Olympic Games opening ceremony commences in Beijing at 8 minutes past 8 o’clock on the 8th day in the 8th month of the 8th year of the new century – about as fortuitous a combination of numbers as is possible for Chinese good luck – there will be some in the airline and travel industries who sought gold and are unlikely to earn more than bronze at best.

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