Thousands of people are preparing to leave the UK instead of celebrating the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, a survey has found.
The poll by accommodation website Hotels.com showed that many Britons are planning to take advantage of the two consecutive bank holiday weekends with just a three-day working week in between.
However, a large number of tourists are also hoping to visit the UK for the wedding on April 29, with more travellers inquiring about deals for that week on the website's UK section.
Searches made between January 1 and 17 for the Spanish island of Tenerife were up 154% compared to the same period in 2010, while Marrakech in Morocco had a 235% year-on-year increase.
Alison Couper, from Hotels.com, said: "With global media coverage of the nuptials, watching the historic occasion from the comfort of a sun lounger may be the perfect solution for sun-starved Brits.
"Then again, there might also be some people who are already so tired of the saturation coverage that they just want to get away from it all."
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