Royal Wedding boosts flight searches to London
WhichBudget.com reports 194% increase in flight searches to London following the Royal Wedding.
By KTA PR on 03 May 2011 in News
The Royal wedding has done much to improve public opinion of the Royal family and now, WhichBudget.com, leading destination finder and flight search engine, reveals the extent of the influence Will and Kate's union has had, with a 194% increase in the total number of worldwide searches for flights to London, compared to an average weekend so far in 2011.
Tellingly, the city with the highest percentage increase is Vancouver, Canada with a massive 250% increase. With 12 million Canadian's tuning in to the Royal wedding, greater demand for travel to London is hardly surprising. The commonwealth has long connected the two countries and now it seems the wedding has increased admiration for the royal family and favourably influenced tourism to the capital.
Milan, the fashion capital of the world, ranked second in the WhichBudget.com table, with a 223% increase in searches, suggesting Kate Middleton's McQueen wedding dress did much to entice Milan's fashionable citizens to discover more of London's renowned designers and style makers.
Martino Matijevic, CEO and founder of WhichBudget.com comments; "demand for travel to London has reached fever pitch, with the Royal wedding showcasing London at its best and pushing the city, already a desirable travel destination in its own right, into a new league.
Passion for London, not to mention the Royal couple, was evident across the UK, with a particularly significant increase in searches from Edinburgh. WhichBudget.com's findings also show how the Royal wedding has inspired travellers from Edinburgh and Dublin to visit London for weekend leisure breaks, a shift from the normal peak searches for Mondays and Tuesdays in common with business travel trends."
The WhichBudget.com top ten departure airports with the highest percentage increase of searches for travel to London since the Royal wedding are:
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