Agoda: Royal wedding fever draws most visitors from Asia-Pacific

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St George’s Chapel

BANGKOK, May 14, 2018- Taking place 19 May at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle,  is set to attract bumper crowds from across the world, with Agoda reporting a 40% increase on accommodation bookings in Windsor, as well as neighboring Slough and Greater London.

Royal wedding fever has hit Asia-Pacific especially hard, with 9 out of 15 of the top inbound markets and the majority of overall bookings (43%) from the region. South Korea (#2), Hong Kong (#3) and Australia (#4) are the most royal wedding enthusiastic countries­ from this region.

Unsurprisingly, just like the bride, many guests traveling to the Windsor and Greater London area in time for the royal wedding will also hail from the United States (#1).

Top 15 inbound markets to the UK (Windsor, Slough and Greater London) during the Royal Wedding:

Ranking

Country
1 United States
2 South Korea
3 Hong Kong
4

Australia

5 Singapore
6 Taiwan
7 France
8 China
9 Germany
10 Philippines
11 India
12 Israel
13 Sweden
14 Thailand
15 Canada

About the research

Agoda compared accommodation booking data for 18 May 2017 and 18 May 2018 across properties in Windsor, Slough and Greater London.

About Agoda

Agoda (Nasdaq: BKNG) is one of the world’s fastest-growing online travel booking platforms. Established in 2005, the start-up quickly expanded in Asia and was acquired in 2007 by Booking Holdings Inc. – the world’s largest seller of rooms online. Agoda is headquartered in Singapore, with 53 offices in major cities across over 30 countries and over 3,700 staff worldwide. It provides a network of over 1.8 million accommodation properties, including apartments, villas, homes, and hotels backed by over 15 million real traveler reviews. Agoda was a pioneer in non-hotel accommodation, offering villas and homes throughout the region from the very start.