Europe, US will turn up to witness royal wedding in London but there will be no blessings from France, Skyscanner, a leading travel search site, said in a statement.
The travel site has revealed that ever since Prince William and his longtime girlfriend Kate Middleton announced their engagement last month, there has been gregarious surge in searches for flights to London from various European countries as well as the United States.
“We have witnessed a significant increase in searches following the announcement of the royal wedding holiday,” Gareth Williams, CEO of Skyscanner, said.
However, the one European nation that doesn’t show up in the list is France, which is one of the closest neighbors of the United Kingdom, Skyscanner said.
According to the travel search site, the reason for France snubbing royal wedding could be its “famous” anti-royal stance.
Dutch appear to be the most excited lot for the wedding as Skyscanner has recorded a whopping 708 percent rise in searches for London flights from The Netherlands. Surprisingly, United States, as the only long-haul destination in the top ten nations list released by Skyscanner, showed an increase in searches by 605 percent followed by 295 percent rise in searches from Germany, and then by Croatia, Denmark, Cyprus, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and Spain.
London is going to be in international tourism spotlight next year thanks to the royal wedding of Prince William. The wedding, which will happen in 2011 spring or summer, is expected to draw tourists.