Hotel bookings for late April 2011 have already tripled, according to one internet operator, since the announcement of the date of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. has witnessed a increase in reservations for the date of the wedding, 29 April, compared to just seven days beforehand. Andrew Pumphrey, managing director of, said: “Such a massive surge in bookings for a date so far in advance is almost unheard of, and demonstrates the phenomenal public support and enthusiasm for the big day next year.” The wedding is expected to help provide Britain with a two-year tourism boost, concluding with the 2012 Olympics.