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Searches for Flights to Ukraine Soar After England Progress in Euro 2012

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Searches for Flights to Ukraine Soar After England Progress in Euro 2012 PR Newswire CHESTER, England, June 23, 2012 CHESTER, England, June 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Searches for Ukrainian destinations up 1,325 per cent post qualifying match as England fans scramble for tickets to Euro 2012's host nation In the hours following England's victory in Tuesday night's match against Ukraine, travel comparison website, TravelSupermarket saw an uplift in flight searches of 1,325* per cent to the host nation, Ukraine as fans scrambled for tickets to the teams quarter final match against Italy in Kiev. Searches to co-host Poland were also up 51 per cent as fans looked at cost effective alternatives to reach Kiev. On Wednesday (20 June) searches to Ukrainian destinations had calmed down, however, Travelsupermarket still saw increases of 779** per cent on the week before. Interestingly, searches to Poland were then up by 140 per cent as fans realised this route to the next match may be a more affordable option. With the team's crunch match on Sunday, travel experts predict many more fans will be keeping a close eye on flight prices for a potential semi-final against Germany on Thursday 28 June, assuming the German team beat Greece on Friday (22 June). TravelSupermarket's travel expert Bob Atkinson said: "This is an exciting time for England fans.
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-Searches for Ukrainian destinations up 1,325 per cent post qualifying match as England
fans scramble for tickets to Euro 2012's host nation
In the hours following England's victory in Tuesday night's match against Ukraine, travel
comparison website, TravelSupermarket saw an uplift in flight searches of 1,325* per cent
to the host nation, Ukraine as fans scrambled for tickets to the teams quarter final match
against Italy in Kiev. Searches to co-host Poland were also up 51 per cent as fans looked
at cost effective alternatives to reach Kiev.
On Wednesday (20 June) searches to Ukrainian destinations had calmed down, however,
Travelsupermarket still saw increases of 779** per cent on the week before. Interestingly,
searches to Poland were then up by 140 per cent as fans realised this route to the next
match may be a more affordable option.
With the team's crunch match on Sunday, travel experts predict many more fans will be
keeping a close eye on flight prices for a potential semi-final against Germany on
Thursday 28 June, assuming the German team beat Greece on Friday (22 June).
TravelSupermarket's travel expert Bob Atkinson said: "This is an exciting time for
England fans. With the prospect of the team going through to the semis it comes as no
surprise so many fans are keen to get themselves over to the host countries and soak up
the atmosphere, even if they can't get hold of a ticket, the buzz around the fan parks will
be fantastic.
"If England do manage a win on Sunday we can definitely expect to see a huge amount of
fans searching for flights not just to Ukraine and Poland but also to other European
gateways as they look for inventive and creative ways of reaching the action without
breaking the bank."
For the most up to date prices on flights and accommodation in Ukraine and Poland,
please contact emma.morris@travelsupermarket.com .
Notes to editor:
th*1325 per cent uplift based on flight searches from 20.00 - 0.00 on 19 June vs. the same
time on 13 June.
**779 per cent increase based on flight searches from 13 June vs. 20 June
About travelsupermarket.com
http://www.travelsupermarket.com is an online comparison service where customers can
find the best value travel options for their needs and purchase over the internet. The
website compares flights, car hire, hotels, cruise, package holidays plus dynamic
packaging by searching hundreds of travel websites. The information supplied is unbiased
and is designed to save the customer time and money.
The site thrives on offering its users accurate real time availability by taking information
directly from suppliers such as Opodo, British Airways, Thomas Cook, First Choice,
Radisson, Sol Melia, easyCar, Auto-Europe and many more, ensuring users are
presented the best possible price at all times. It searches:Over 650 scheduled, low cost and charter airlines from 39 individual suppliers
Over 200,000 individual hotels from over 42 individual hotel suppliers
Over 200 individual car hire providers from over 21 suppliers
1,000s of individual package holidays from over 34 suppliers
Additionally, travelsupermarket.com also compares prices on travel insurance and on
airport car parking.
travelsupermarket.com is part of the Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC.
http://www.moneysupermarket.com is a website where consumers can compare personal
finance products, save money and apply online. The website has several service areas
including personal loans, credit cards, mortgages, current accounts, savings accounts,
motor insurance, home insurance, travel insurance, health insurance, mobile phones,
broadband and shopping.
For further press information contact:
Alice Dodge, Chris Bull or Jamie Tomlin
3 Monkeys Communications
travelsupermarket@3-monkeys.co.uk
+44(0)20-7009-3156
Emma Morris
travelsupermarket.com
emma.morris@moneysupermarket.com
+44(0)1244-665-793

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