Eurostar, the high-speed rail operator connecting the UK with mainland Europe, has reported a 24% surge in inbound bookings for this coming weekend, with thousands of fans and well-wishers expected to travel to the UK to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot.*
Friday 18th May is the busiest day for travel to the UK, with over 10,000 passengers arriving in London by Eurostar. The Brussels route has seen the biggest uplift in traffic, with 54% more passengers compared to the same weekend in 2017.
The Royal wedding festivities are also attracting visitors from further afield, with bookings from the bride’s native US up by 5% over the same period, as tourists travel to Europe to join the celebrations.