At least eight top hotels in Saint Lucia will be screening the 2014 FIFA World Cup tournament from June 12th to July 13th ensuring clients will not miss their national team in action while soaking up the glorious sun and spectacular views Saint Lucia has to offer.
In the coming weeks leading up to and during the football World Cup, a total of eight aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet will swap their well-known lettering for the new ‘Fanhansa’ logo. This is first time that for a limited period Lufthansa has changed its name on the aircraft fuselage since commencing operations almost 60 years ago.
Brazil has launched its new international publicity campaign, produced by the ministry of tourism through the Brazilian Tourism Board (Embratur). With less than 40 days until the opening of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a mega event for which Brazil is the host country, the country is inviting tourists to enjoy its many cultural and natural destinations, as well as its passion for dance and football.
According to the latest ticket sales figures released by FIFA, a total of 53,387 England fans will be making their way to Brazil this summer to celebrate the biggest single-event sporting competition in the world, the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Following two main ticket sales phases, and the opening of a final sales phase on April 15th, which saw 126,837 tickets requested from fans around the world within the first four hours of opening, FIFA have now released the latest ticket sales figures across all countries for the upcoming tournament.
During this year’s FIFA World Cup, which will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July, Costa Cruises will give all its guests the chance to watch the scheduled football matches live on board its 14 ships. In addition, Costa Cruises has planned a variety of activities for all on board guests, and football fans in particular, to celebrate the tournament.
With less than 9 weeks to go before the opening match of the much anticipated Brazil 2014 World Cup, Cartrawler has analysed car booking and query trends in the major participating countries.
Emirates Airline, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, has announced that Cristiano Ronaldo, Portuguese captain and winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or 2013, is its newest Global Ambassador. In the same press conference, held in Madrid, the airline also premiered its campaign video featuring the football superstar alongside Brazilian legend and fellow Global Ambassador for Emirates, Pelé.
Emirates airline, an Official FIFA Worldwide Partner, has announced Brazilian football legend Pelé will be one of its Global Ambassadors. Coinciding with the highly-anticipated FIFA World Cup 2014, hosted in Brazil, Emirates has partnered with Pelé on its global campaign to showcase the connections that Emirates creates between people, places and passions around the world - through its sponsorship of sports, as well as its operations as an airline.
England face a daunting start to their FIFA World Cup campaign having been drawn in Group D alongside Uruguay, Costa Rica and Italy. Holders Spain have been drawn in Group B against beaten finalists from 2010 the Netherlands, with Chile, Australia completing the line-up.
FIFA has confirmed a total of 6,164,682 requests for tickets have been made for the 2014 World Cup, with just three million tickets on sale. Some 71 per cent of these applications were from Brazil, with the remaining 29.14 per cent from the rest of the world.
Travellers have already started searching for their hotels during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, according to hotel comparison website Trivago. Brits accounted for 29.1 per cent of all hotel searches made on trivago during June, July and August 2013 for any Brazilian city during the World Cup period.
A new study by Embratur estimates that spending by international and domestic visitors to Brazil during the 30 days of the FIFA World Cup in 2014 will reach 25.2 billion Brazilian reais. As a result of the study the Brazilian Tourist Board argues investment in the super event will be recouped by the Brazilian economy.