The David Beckham effect

11th Feb 2013
Written by: Macca Sherifi

The David Beckham effect

Beckham’s latest move to PSG has caused an increase in people travelling to Paris

Whether it’s playing football, getting inked-up or being a bloody nice guy, whatever David Beckham does we want to copy him. Since he’s announced moving to Parisian side Paris St Germain there has been a huge influx of people booking flights and accommodation to the capital city of France.

Lastminute.com has seen a 34% uplift in flight bookings to Paris this month as UK fans hope to catch a glimpse of Becks in the flesh, which could be as soon as this Sunday 17.

Mark Maddock, managing director at lastminute.com UK and Ireland, said: “David Beckham certainly strikes a chord in the hearts of the British public as fans snap up last minute flights to catch a glimpse of Goldenballs and his fancy footwork.”

It has been reported that Beckham is being paid £150,000-a-week, all of which he’s giving to a local children’s charity (see, we said he’s a bloody nice guy).

Would you go to Paris just to see Beckham play again? Post your comments below.

If you’re thinking about doing sports on your gap year then shoot on over to our sports and travel section for advice, information and inspiration.

Photo contributed to friskytuna

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