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May 13, 2017 OTA News No Comments Email Email

Despite being a fierce competition, nothing brings the world together quite like the Eurovision Song Contest. And with Australia locking in a coveted spot in the grand finale thanks to Isaiah Firebrace’s stunning vocals, now is the perfect time for locals to pack their feather boas and hop on the next flight to a Eurovision-obsessed destination.

Nathan Graham, Regional Sales Manager at Cheapflights ANZ, said: “According to the data from our Cheapflights Compass report, May is one of the cheapest months to travel to Europe from Australia. On the tail-end of low-season, local travellers can take advantage of more affordable airfares and hotel deals – and find themselves in the midst of the best Eurovision parties!”

To inspire Aussies looking for a Euro trip, has compiled a list of five host or winning countries of the Eurovision Song Contest, that are sure to throw the biggest celebrations:

• Kyiv, Ukraine – The capital of Ukraine will host the 62nd annual Eurovision contest this year, and although tickets to the grand finale have sold out, the streets of Kyiv will come alive with a massive party for enthusiasts to follow the action and celebrate with the stars. Be sure to explore this city too, known for its architecture and historic buildings such as Kiev Pechersk Lavra and Saint Sophia’s Cathedral.

• Stockholm, Sweden – Swedes are considered reserved, but Eurovision excitement turns Scandinavians into serious socialisers. The small Nordic country has won the contest six times and it could soon be seven. While bars and clubs transform into glitter fests during the night, take advantage of the day with a trip to the archipelago, shop Scandinavian design or simply treat yourself to local eats.

• Dublin, Ireland – We don’t know if it’s the luck of the Irish, but the country holds the record for winning Eurovision seven times and has hosted the contest on six occasions as well. In other words, you will be able to enjoy ample festivities. Visitors should also explore the city and all its landmarks, including St Patrick’s Cathedral and of course the Guinness Storehouse.

• Cannes, France – While Paris is always a winning destination, consider Cannes for the complete Eurovision package. France has won the Eurovision five times, and this ritzy coastal town has hosted twice. When you’re not sipping champagne and cheering, you can stroll along La Croisette, a coastal boardwalk flanked by luxury boutiques and bars, or take a day trip to Iles de Lerins, four picturesque islands just a short ferry ride away.

• London, England – England has won the Eurovision Song Contest five times (although not in the last 20 years). While it missed out on a shot at this year’s title, whether you’re after big screens, fancy dress themes, drag shows or lip sync battles you can trust the city will still put on a party.

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