Heathrow Airport users provide tourism boost with royal wedding visit

Heathrow Airport users provide tourism boost with royal wedding visitPassengers flying into Heathrow Airport have played their part in generating around £50 million in revenue during the royal wedding celebrations, according to research.

Figures from viagogo showed that around 1.1 million tourists are thought to have lined the streets to see some part of the historic day.

Furthermore, the event was expected to have a massive knock-on effect, with those staying at London hotels and catching a theatre production during their stay in the capital boosting West End coffers by £8.4 million.

Referring to the royal wedding and upcoming Olympic Games, culture secretary Jeremy Hunt, said: "[It is] a wonderful and unprecedented opportunity to tell the world that we are well and truly back in business, and that there is no better place to take a holiday, not just in order to be part of the big-ticket events of the next two years, but to enjoy everything else we have to offer."

VisitScotland also hoped that the royal wedding would boost tourism north of the border, as it looks to promote visits to places like St Andrews, Edinburgh and Royal Deeside, according to STV News.

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