Fifa World Cup 2014 News

Aviation boom follows FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

Aviation boom follows FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil

The number of international flights to Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup increased by 14 per cent in comparison with the previous year. Statistics released by the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism show that numbers rose from 2,368 to 2,698 in June and July, with flights from the United Kingdom adding up to 40,408 seats.

Breaking Travel News interview: Vicente Neto, president, Embratur

Breaking Travel News interview: Vicente Neto, president, Embratur

6th Aug 2014 Focus

Political demonstrations in the build up to the FIFA 2014 World Cup cast a long shadow over the event, threatening its success. But when the football started the headlines were nothing but positive, with Brazilian tourism one of the big winners. Here Breaking Travel News sits down with Embratur president Vicente Neto to discuss how the country turned around the event and what the future holds as Brazil builds toward the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

TAM Airlines biggest winner at 2014 FIFA World Cup

TAM Airlines biggest winner at 2014 FIFA World Cup

22nd Jul 2014 Airline News

TAM Airlines has reported a positive evaluation of the special operations it carried out before and during the World Cup in Brazil, with the carrier having invested over US$21 million to operate a new flight network during the tournament. Before the event, the airline restructured its flights and created more than 750 additional domestic flights and over 350 additional international flights to serve the host cities.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Emirates and their global marketing through sport

FIFA World Cup 2014: Emirates and their global marketing through sport

Video: Breaking Travel News visits the corporate headquarters of Emirates, the Dubai based airline, for this edition of Travel Talk to look at the way they use the sponsorship of sport and in particular football to market their global brand. Phil Blizzard talks to Boutros Boutros about their association with football, the FIFA World Cup and how that has evolved. He also talks about the way the Emirates brand has moved from being purely an airline brand and into a broader one focused around ‘lifestyle’.

FIFA World Cup: England dangle by a thread following latest loss

FIFA World Cup: England dangle by a thread following latest loss

Drama, joy and emotion – three essential ingredients of any FIFA World Cup – were in plentiful supply yesterday. It was a day on which heroes joined forces to lead their teams to glory, while others completed unlikely comebacks and one player in particular was unable to withstand the emotion of it all, leading to a rumour or two on social networking sites. All in all, it was another excellent day for South America, with Colombia striding into the second round for the first time in 24 years, while Uruguay bounced back to revive their hopes of pulling off another Maracanazo and leave England’s chances of making further progress hanging by a thread.

FIFA World Cup 2014: Spain consider future after early exit

FIFA World Cup 2014: Spain consider future after early exit

19th Jun 2014 Airline News

Vicente del Bosque will not be rushed into a decision over his future as coach of Spain after their FIFA World Cup reign ended in a humiliating first round exit. Wednesday’s 2-0 defeat to Chile at Rio’s Maracana, which followed a 5-1 rout at the hands of the Netherlands, sealed the fate of Spain who were chasing a fourth successive title to add to their 2010 World Cup and 2008 and 2012 UEFA European championships.