Royal Wedding bank holiday exodus

8th Apr 2011

Accommodation website has reported that holiday searches by people across the UK seeking sunshine holidays are 212 per cent for the last week in April, suggesting that people are intending to take advantage of the extra bank holiday.

For example, searches for trips to Spanish island of Tenerife were up 154 per cent while searches for Portuguese destinations were up 147 per cent compared to one year ago. The biggest increase in popularity was for Marrakech, a destination, which has built upon its 2010 searched by 235 percent.
The Post Office advises that UK holidaymakers looking to head abroad for the Royal Wedding bank holiday weekend that it’s important to shop around in order to get the best value on their foreign currency . Researching typical holiday food and drink costs can help holidaymakers ensure they take with them the appropriate amount of travel money.

The Post Office monitors holiday costs in popular destinations through its Holiday Cost Barometer in order to provide customers with information on where sterling offers the best foreign exchange rate against local types of foreign currency, and which destinations will offer best value for their holiday money. By planning ahead, holidaymakers travelling abroad during the Royal Wedding bank holiday can make sure they get the most out of their travel money.



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