Eurotunnel reports 'surge' in bookings

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Eurotunnel is enjoying what it described as a "substantial" surge in bookings as Britons take advantage of the extra bank holiday.

The update came as the Channel Tunnel operator posted a 24 per cent rise in revenues to €179m (£158m) in the first quarter of 2010, despite tougher comparatives a year ago when the period included Easter.

Eurostar benefited from the soaring price of oil after tour and ferry operators introduced fuel surcharges.