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Posted at 8:59 AM ET, 01/19/2011

Going to London? Book now.

By Autumn Brewington

The Daily Mail reports that hotels are selling out along the route of Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding procession -- and flights to Britain are up as much as 40 percent. A spokesman for VisitLondon told the paper that at least three new hotels would open before the April 29 wedding but that "a lot of the hotels along the route are getting more and more full."

The route, which we wrote about early this month, will take the couple from Westminster Abbey past such London landmarks as Parliament Square and Whitehall and then up The Mall to Buckingham Palace.


British Airways has "seen an increased interest in flights and special holiday packages to London for the days surrounding the royal wedding . . ." (AP)


According to the Mail, about 600,000 tourists went to London for the 1981 wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. More are expected for the nuptials of their older son, the popular prince who is second in line to the throne.

A British Airways spokesman told the Mail that the airline has "seen an increased interest in flights and special holiday packages to London for the days surrounding the royal wedding, particularly from our customers in the United States" and that "[w]e look forward to playing our part in welcoming people from all over the world to Britain to join in the celebrations."

Playing its part apparently means royal wedding weekend packages.

Virgin Atlantic told the Mail its bookings were up for flights around the wedding but noted that Easter travel plans and school breaks might also be a factor.

By Autumn Brewington  | January 19, 2011; 8:59 AM ET
Categories:  Ceremony, Travel  
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