LONDON, may 18. /TASS/. Britain has become a priority destination for tourists from the United States in connection with the wedding of Prince Harry and American actress and model Meghan Markle. This week the number of tickets booked for flights to the United Kingdom grew by 12% compared to the same period in 2017, according to a Travelport company, working with international booking systems.

“We know that major events such as the Royal wedding, and encourage people to travel, and just great that we are taking this week as many members of the United States” – quoted an employee of the company Reuters.

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Only in Windsor is expected to arrive not less than 50 thousand Americans, and the United Kingdom these days will be visited by about 350 thousand foreign visitors . In any case, they will not be less than at the time of marriage older brother Harry Prince William in April 2011 he married Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge Catherine.

The influx of tourists will bring to the economy significant additional funds. In General, the wedding of Prince Harry, according to preliminary estimates of the consulting company Brand Finance, will have to bring the economy of the United Kingdom at least £500 million ($680 million).

Approximately £200 million ($270 million), as estimated by Brand Finance, will come from tourism, use of transport services, and hotels. £150 million ($203 million) will be expenses for the organization dedicated to the wedding of Harry and Megan private holiday parties and £50 million ($68 million) on the acquisition issued for the wedding commemorative Souvenirs.

The wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Megan Markle will be held may 19 in the chapel of St. George in the territory of Windsor castle, an official residence of Queen Elizabeth II.