Rio flight searches soar after World Cup qualification

Flight searches to Rio de Janeiro saw a 242% spike in the wake of England qualifying for the 2014 World Cup finals.

The rise in interest in flying to Brazil over the previous week was reported by ebookers.com following the 2-0 defeat of Poland.

The OTA’s marketing manager Jessica Craker said: “It’s very exciting that England are through to the World Cup in Brazil after a fantastic win over Poland.

“The rise in searches for flights to Rio de Janeiro proves that England fans are eager to make travel plans to watch England first-hand in Brazil next year.”

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