Flight Searches to Munich Soar 3,000 Per Cent After Chelsea Win
CHESTER, England, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Chelsea fans are scrambling to get their flights arranged for Munich - despite the fact that the vast majority won't yet have secured tickets for the final. New figures from flight comparison website
TravelSupermarket has shown that since Chelsea's dramatic win over Barcelona, online searches to Munich, the destination of the UEFA Champions League Final taking place on 19 May, have risen by an unprecedented 3,000 per cent*.
Chelsea fans are set to descend on the German city en masse for the final. The club has officially been allocated 17,500 tickets for the game, but TravelSupermarket travel expert Bob Atkinson believes the number of fans travelling will greatly exceed this.
Bob Atkinson commented: "In addition to the 17,000-plus fans with tickets, many thousands more will be hoping to travel to Munich in order to bag a last minute ticket. As well as this, many Chelsea fans will travel to simply be in Munich to soak up the atmosphere of the final. This year is one of those rare occasions when one of the teams in the final is from the host city, so there will be a real festival atmosphere throughout the city with lots of big screens, as well bars and restaurants showing the game."
"Demand for direct flights to Munich around the time of the game are set to be at a premium, so my advice for travelling fans would be to investigate alternatives such as flights to other German and Austrian cities as well as ferries, trains and even car hire on the continent in order to make your way to Munich - you might even save yourself some money compared to the cost of flights. And don't forget to widen the goal posts for your accommodation as well. Rooms will quickly sell out in the Bavarian capital, so consider nearby towns and campsites as alternatives."
Notes to Editors:
*This is based on data from http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/cheap-flights/: 21.00 - midnight on Tuesday 17 April vs. the same time on Tuesday 24 April, 2012. 3073 per cent uplift.
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