Despite Not Playing, U.S. Leads World Cup Flight Booking Growth To Russia | 6/7/2018 | Staff
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BERLIN (Reuters) – They may not have qualified for the tournament, but travelers from the United States are among those most gripped by World Cup fever in terms of flight bookings to Russia, with bookings up 66 percent, data showed on Tuesday.

Less surprisingly, the biggest fall in bookings, a drop of 16 percent, is from Italy, which failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in its history, travel technology company Travelport said.

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Overall, flight bookings to Russia from the United States for travel during the tournament from June 14 to July 15 have risen 136,503 in volume, an increase of 34 percent, according to Travelport’s analysis of data from the major global distribution systems (GDS).

Bookings from the United States are up by 13,654 in volume, an increase of 66 percent, while Germany accounts for the largest growth in booking volumes of 16,213, an increase of 44...
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