The combination of outstanding natural beauty, local traditions and a feeling of a metropolis on the rise all give Manaus a unique atmosphere. The football mad locals count five professional sides among their number, but local rivalries will be put to one side as the city welcomes the world for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Although this is the time for Brazil to burst onto the global stage, there was, of course, a thriving tourism industry in the country before the World Cup came to town. So what about those destinations which will not be swamped by football fans looking for the next big game? Here Breaking Travel News takes a run through some of the tourism attractions which will likely retain an air of serenity this summer.
With the FIFA World Cup reaching Brazil, Emirates, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, has unveil the first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates’ Global Ambassador and three times World Cup winner, Pelé. The first Emirates Pelé-ane will be connecting football fans with the action this summer on the Dubai to São Paolo route.
The global spotlight will be on Brazil for the next four weeks as the destination hosts the greatest sporting show on earth, the FIFA World Cup. Here Breaking Travel news takes a look at what the hundreds of thousands of international visitors to the country can expect once their planes touch down in South America. We also look at the three host cities England fans will encounter – Manaus, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte – as they follow their team around the country.
With the FIFA World Cup 2014 beginning this week, Breaking Travel News here takes a look at the sporting and cultural history of host’s Brazil. Founded in 1914 and affiliated to FIFA since 1923, the Confederaçao Brasileira de Futebol boasts a staggering list of honours.
FIFA has revealed the impressive interest from its member associations in hosting a FIFA competition, after the bidding process was opened for eight tournaments including the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019. A total of 31 declarations of interest have been received and FIFA has submitted the bidding documents, which the relevant member associations have to sign and return before the FIFA Executive Committee assigns the tournament.
Operational planning in stadiums has been finalised in order to ensure that fans attending matches have the best possible onsite experience at the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. One key element of this is ensuring that the food and beverage programme at all 12 stadiums is befitting of a top sporting event such as the FIFA World Cup.
In an innovative move, TAM Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, has announced it has offset a total of 100,000 tons of greenhouse gases, equating to five times the emissions caused by the addition of 750 domestic flights to TAM’s network for the World Cup. The initiative involves the acquisition of premium carbon credits developed by Sustainable Carbon – Projetos Ambientais, a consultancy firm specialising in solutions for climate change.
The world’s most anticipated football event is about to return and promises to bring with it an exciting sporting spectacle. As host destination, Brazil is firmly on the map and visitors are set to explore beyond the football pitch, from iconic cities and beautiful beaches, to deepest jungle.
With the FIFA World Cup 2014 just around the corner, sports fever is gripping the nation and, whether watching from the comfort of your own stateroom or getting involved on board, cruise lines are ensuring their passengers won’t miss out on the big game action.