Fifa World Cup News

Etihad reap Manchester rewards as sports-sponsorship continues to grow

Etihad reap Manchester rewards as sports-sponsorship continues to grow

15th May 2012 Focus

Manchester City were not the only ones celebrating the climax of the Premier League season yesterday, with Eithad Airways also sharing in the plaudits after a £400 million sponsorship deal with the club last year. As the celebrations subside, Breaking Travel News here takes a look at some of the other momentous deals which have married the interests of sport to the travel sector.

Sports Tourism: The importance of mega-sporting events

Sports Tourism: The importance of mega-sporting events

13th Jul 2011 Focus

Visa has launched a new report illustrating the positive impact of mega-sporting events and the influence they have on tourism spending in the event host countries. Among the first organisations to note the increasing important of mega-sporting events to tourism was World Sports Tourism Congress, which will be examining the impact of the phenomenon during the Rugby World Cup later this year.

World Cup host cities set for hefty price hikes

World Cup host cities set for hefty price hikes

31st May 2011 Travel Events News

Football supporters heading to the next three World Cup tournaments have been warned to brace themselves for big hotel price hikes and expensive rooms. The warning came after it was revealed that last year average prices in the 2010 host nation South Africa leapt 21% to £118, with Cape Town, registering a 28% increase to £122.

Fifa launches investigation into Sepp Blatter

27th May 2011 Travel Events News

Fifa has launched an ethic investigation into its president, Sepp Blatter. The move follows a charge by Mohamed Bin Hammam, his rival in next week’s presidency election, that the Swiss head of football’s governing body knew about alleged cash payments.

Russia rises for its greatest sporting challenge

Russia rises for its greatest sporting challenge

22nd Mar 2011 Focus

Having won hosting rights to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia is investing billions to bring its infrastructure up to FIFA standards. However the possible legacy gains are unlimited, as Breaking Travel News finds out.

FIFA World Cup 2018 bidders guide

FIFA World Cup 2018 bidders guide

2nd Dec 2010 Focus

Later today Sepp Blatter and his colleagues at FIFA will break the hearts of the millions when they announce who will host the 2018 World Cup. But for one bidder the countdown will begin to the great sporting event on earth. Here Breaking Travel News takes a look at the competitors.