With Euro 2016 having kicked off on June 10th, data from global hotel solutions provider HRS shows a significant price increase for accommodation in the French host cities. With rooms costing an average €131 per night, they are 21 per cent up year on year, according to recent analysis by HRS.
Ryanair has called again on the European Commission to take action to prevent the skies over Europe being closed once more by French air traffic controllers’ union strikes, targeting the European Championships. Ryanair has been forced to cancel 44 flights on Tuesday, to/from and over France, in what will be the 50th French strike since 2009, and tenth in the past 12 weeks.
As football fever spreads across Europe, easyJet has announced it will be keeping passengers updated with the latest scores of key Euro 2016 games whilst they fly. easyJet is ensuring its passengers and crew are not left out of the action as they will be able to receive the latest scores directly from the airline’s Operations Control Centre at its Luton Head Office base during their flights.
A record 24 sides will contest the 15th UEFA European Championship in France over the next four weeks, with kick-off later today. A much fancied France side will take on Romania in Paris, with hundreds of thousands of tourists expected to visit the destination before the final on July 10th.
With three home nation teams taking part in Euro 2016 next summer, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office is launching ‘Be on the Ball’, a campaign providing advice and information to British football fans. With hundreds of thousands of supporters expected to travel to France to cheer on their team and enjoy the atmosphere, the FCO is encouraging all fans to plan ahead to enjoy a safe and stress-free tournament.
Emirates is amplifying its inflight entertainment offering, adding a second dedicated sports channel to its ice TV Live on-board – now available on over 90 of its Boeing 777 aircraft. Busy globe trotters and travelling sports fans can now enjoy more live sporting action than ever before.
Eurostar partnered with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office today to give football fans a ‘green carpet’ send off and wish supporters a successful trip as they make their way to the Euro 2016 tournament. A Eurostar platform at London’s St Pancras International has been transformed into a mini football pitch, as almost a million passengers are set to travel by Eurostar during the Euros.
The United States state department has issued a release warning American citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe this summer. The department warns terrorists may be planning to target major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centres and transportation.