Holiday bookings to Croatia are up 67% week-on-week despite the country knocking England out of the World Cup in the semi-final.

EasyJet Holidays reported the rise as part of a surge in last-minute beach holiday bookings since England was dumped out of the tournament in Russia.

Some of the biggest increases are from the south of England to the popular holiday destinations of Dubrovnik, Split and the Adriatic coast.

Holidays from Stansted to Croatia are up 200%, while departures from Southend have doubled and from Bristol have grown 150%.

At the same time, World Cup winning France has seen a 60% spike in bookings over the previous week.

The operator is offering discounts of £100 off beach holiday bookings of £1,300 or more made by August 8 for departures until August 31.

General manager Mandy Round said: “Clearly we bear no grudges against our rivals.

“With the football over and the school holidays upon us, holidaymakers are on the look-out for a last minute trip to the continent.

“Interestingly, we have noticed that our fellow semi-finalists are seeing some of the largest spikes in sales.

“For those yet to book a summer holiday there are still some great bargains to be had right across Europe.”