Royal Wedding - an opportunity for extra bank holiday getaway!

Added 05/01/2011

The Royal Wedding is predictably expected to bring an increased number of tourists to Britain next April, but a perhaps unexpected result is an exodus of Brits. Brits that are planning a trip abroad at this time, should remember to buy medical travel insurance as soon as they book their holiday, to ensure that they get the full benefit of cancellation cover.

Prince William is due to marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey on 29 April and in recognition of the big day we have been given an extra bank holiday.

The extra bank holiday in April, which is just a week after Easter and a week before the May Day bank holiday, gives people an opportunity to go on a 2 week holiday whilst using only a few days of their annual holiday allowance.

A TripAdvisor survey found that almost a third of Britons are planning a trip away during the Royal Wedding and travel agents are already reporting an increase in bookings for this period.

Holiday makers that do want to take this opportunity to get away for an extended Easter holiday or extra weekend break should book quickly. Not only to ensure availability at their chosen destination, but also to be sure that they can take the time off work. With demand high, employers will be monitoring holiday allocation over this period closely so as not to end up with half their staff on holiday.

So the message is, if you do plan to take advantage of this extra bank holiday, get organised and book now.