Articles tagged “world cup”

Tourism

Qatar in Rush to Offer Enough Hotel Rooms for Soccer Fans Ahead of World Cup

World Cup 2022 is not far off, and Qatar has a lot riding on the event as a catalyst for tourism in the future. Not having enough hotel rooms to house visitors to Doha could be a disaster ahead of the showcase event.

Qatar in Rush to Offer Enough Hotel Rooms for Soccer Fans Ahead of World Cup

Hotels

Accor Wins Contract to Lodge Football Fans in Qatar During 2022 World Cup

A significant piece of business coming out of the pandemic, but the hotel group may struggle to house large numbers of visitors across the emirate's relatively small hotel and real estate portfolio.

Accor Wins Contract to Lodge Football Fans in Qatar During 2022 World Cup

Tourism

U.S.-Hosted World Cup in 2026 Kicks Off Ambitious $50 Million Soccer Fund

Richard Graham, part-owner of a Major League Soccer team, hopes to grow the sport's popularity in the U.S. The lead-up to the 2026 World Cup is the perfect time to do this, raising hype across the country and spurring a wave of sports tourism.

U.S.-Hosted World Cup in 2026 Kicks Off Ambitious $50 Million Soccer Fund

Airlines

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Even with two crowded runways, London Heathrow airport is still the busiest airport in Europe, but how long will this last?

Europe’s Busiest Airports — Ranked

Tourism

Russia Enjoys Short-Term Tourism Boost Thanks to World Cup Arrivals

So far the World Cup appears to have been a big success for Russia — especially with the national team doing so well. The big issue the country has is keeping the tourism feel-good factor going after the tournament has ended.

Russia Enjoys Short-Term Tourism Boost Thanks to World Cup Arrivals

Tourism

Russia Faces an Uphill Climb to Turn World Cup Into Tourism Win

Who can blame travelers for wanting to sit this World Cup out given all the reasons (some valid) they get from news reports every day? FIFA could also have done more to assure travelers from countries like the U.S. and UK that Russia will have the welcome mat rolled out, at least while the matches are being played.

Russia Faces an Uphill Climb to Turn World Cup Into Tourism Win

Tourism

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Because Russia and Qatar are bastions for freedom of movement? Really, FIFA has long trafficked in corruption and dallied with dictators. We expected it would find kinship with this administration.

Trump Travel Ban Is a Threat to U.S. Bid to Host World Cup

Tourism

Video: How Brazil Builds Tourism Around Big Events

Brazil has a rare opportunity to learn from two big events separated only by two years, as well as a downturn in the economy. It will provide lessons in tourism development for years to come.

Video: How Brazil Builds Tourism Around Big Events

Tourism

Qatar World Cup Organizers Downplay Effect of Heat and Worker Deaths

Qatar will continue to push the positive impacts of the games as it builds towards both the event and general tourism growth with hopes that time will erase memory of any transgressions.

Qatar World Cup Organizers Downplay Effect of Heat and Worker Deaths

Tourism

World Cup Didn’t Help Brazil’s Economy and the Olympics Won’t Either

Events never bring the economic benefits that boosters promise, but they can deliver benefits that are harder to measure.

World Cup Didn’t Help Brazil’s Economy and the Olympics Won’t Either