Eurostar has reported an 8% surge in outbound
bookings for Easter bank holiday weekend, compared to the same
Easter weekend last year.
Thousands of people from across the UK are
expected to travel with Eurostar this weekend to France, Belgium,
the Netherlands and Germany for a spring break.
As the ‘great Easter getaway’ gets underway,
Eurostar has also seen a surge in inbound bookings to London for
the Royal Wedding – making this a ‘honeymoon’ period for the
“We’re expecting this to be our busiest Easter
weekend for years with tens of thousands of people travelling on
Eurostar for a weekend away. Paris, Brussels and Disneyland Paris
remain amongst our most popular destinations for short breaks, but
Amsterdam, Cologne and Marseille are increasing in popularity as
more people take advantage of fast connecting high speed rail
services to travel further with us,” said Nick Mercer, Commercial
Director for Eurostar. “At the same time
we’re equally seeing a surge in bookings to London for the Royal Wedding weekend. We’re expecting thousands of Europeans to travel
to London with Eurostar to see Prince William and Kate Middleton
tie the knot, as London prepares for Royal Wwedding fever.”
With Eurostar, journey
times between London and Bruges are just over three hours, London
and Amsterdam and London and Cologne are just over four hours and between London and Marseille just over six hours.
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