Travelocity.co.uk Reports 175% Increase in Ticket Sales

Within three weeks of England`s crash out of the World Cup, it seems travel
is
back on the national agenda.  Travel experts Travelocity.co.uk
today
reported
an increase of 175% in ticket sales in the three weeks since the end of the

World Cup, up 137% when compared to this time last year. 
Subscriptions to
the
Fare Watcher service rose by 150% and member figures increased by a
staggering 233%.


Jamie Cole
, UK managing director commented: “As you would expect, we had a
relatively quiet few weeks during England`s World Cup run with people
staying
at home to support the team.  Since then, the change has been significant.
We
are particularly pleased with the interest in our personalised Fare Watcher

product.  It clearly shows that consumers are becoming more and more
comfortable using the internet as a personal travel agent.

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“We are extremely encouraged by these volumes” continued Cole.  “After a
slow
start to the year, the travel industry is showing real signs of recovery.”


Travelocity also reported an increase in enquiries for Far East
destinations,
in particular Japan.  “The football has highlighted the attractions of the
area
to the British public and we have seen a definite surge of destination led
research into the area” said Cole.

Visit Travelocity.co.uk for excellent deals on flights, hotels, holiday
packages and car hire.


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internet
has to offer quicker and easier.  A free and personalised service for
Travelocity.co.uk members, Fare Watcher will track your desired flight and
alert you, via email, when it has reached the price you want to pay.
Completely personal to each user, simply select any origin and destination
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