The Royal wedding of 1981 was a major event that has become etched into people’s memories, and the same is set to happen with this year’s royal celebration.
Unlike before, when families and neighbours watched together with anticipation, this year people are more focussed on taking advantage of the consecutive 4-day weekends and heading off to foreign climes.
According to new research from Hotels.com, British holidaymakers are looking to travel in the week ending 29 April, to make the most of their entitled holidays. This has resulted in a 212% increase in searches compared to the previous year.
While the locals are trying to get away, the royal wedding is proving to be a tempting excuse for travellers from abroad. Alison Couper, Global Communications Director at Hotels.com stated, “The Royal Wedding is a win-win for inbound and outbound tourism, placing London in the spotlight for overseas visitors and Brits able to take advantage of the extra holiday to enjoy a dose of sunshine”.
From the bustling cities and mountainous coastline of the Algarve, Portugal is set to be a popular destination, as searches increased by 147%.
Mexico has long been a go-to spring break destination with Americans, now Brits have jumped on board and this has also seen a 125% search rise.
We've rounded up a bunch of other great deals valid for travel on or around the wedding.