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Brit holiday searches to Iceland surge after Euro 2016 failure

IcelandIceland may have dumped England out of theUEFA Euro 2016 Football Championships, but it doesn’t seem to have put off Brits from considering the island as a holiday destination.

Following the result in Nice which saw England lose 2-1, holiday searches for the volcanic country increased by 440%, according to travel price comparison website Travel Supermarket.

Iceland has become the seventh most searched for holiday destination on the website, rising from 25th when the tournament began several weeks ago.

Iceland’s fairy tale run on the football field has had a significant impact on Brits holiday searches and has caught their attention, according to Bob Atkinson, a travel expert for the site.

Travel Supermarket believes that demand for holidays will increase across the board, as those disappointed by England’s early exit decide to cheer themselves up with a holiday.

A similar pattern took place after England fell out of the same tournament four years ago and when they failed to get out of the group stage at the World Cup in Brazil 2014 – when searches for holidays jumped by 50%.

One of the main attractions for those looking to travel to Iceland is the idyllic landscape that makes it hugely attractive to photographers.

As a result, Off the Map Travel has revealed that they will be teaming up with two professional artic photographers, Oliver Wright and Matt Richardson – who are well renowned for their images of the famous Northern Lights – to offer a new intimate photography experience.

The trip has been designed to allow those taking part an opportunity to capture the culture, natural beauty and history of Iceland, as local knowledge will be used to take guests to the best possible locations for photographic opportunities.

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this year, be sure to organise your single trip travel insurance in advance

Brit holiday searches to Iceland surge after Euro 2016 failure

Iceland may have dumped England out of theUEFA Euro 2016 Football Championships, but it doesn’t seem to have put off Brits from considering the island as a holiday destination.

Following the result in Nice which saw England lose 2-1, holiday searches for the volcanic country increased by 440%, according to travel price comparison website Travel Supermarket.

Iceland has become the seventh most searched for holiday destination on the website, rising from 25th when the tournament began several weeks ago.

Iceland’s fairy tale run on the football field has had a significant impact on Brits holiday searches and has caught their attention, according to Bob Atkinson, a travel expert for the site.

Travel Supermarket believes that demand for holidays will increase across the board, as those disappointed by England’s early exit decide to cheer themselves up with a holiday.

A similar pattern took place after England fell out of the same tournament four years ago and when they failed to get out of the group stage at the World Cup in Brazil 2014 – when searches for holidays jumped by 50%.

One of the main attractions for those looking to travel to Iceland is the idyllic landscape that makes it hugely attractive to photographers.

As a result, Off the Map Travel has revealed that they will be teaming up with two professional artic photographers, Oliver Wright and Matt Richardson – who are well renowned for their images of the famous Northern Lights – to offer a new intimate photography experience.

The trip has been designed to allow those taking part an opportunity to capture the culture, natural beauty and history of Iceland, as local knowledge will be used to take guests to the best possible locations for photographic opportunities.

If you’re thinking of travelling abroad this year, be sure to organise your single trip travel insurance in advance

Date Created: 30 June 2016

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