Posts Tagged ‘ World Cup ’

A right Russian rigmarole

Oct 2nd, 2018 | By

Russian visa applications are notoriously complex but the pay off is worth it, writes Kaye Holland

Football: Italy’s other religion

Jun 17th, 2018 | By

Calcio (football) reigns supreme in Italian sport. There are no other contenders. Indeed, some people have suggested that Italians engage in two impassioned acts of worship on Sundays: the first at the chiesa (church), and the second at the San Siro, Allianz or Stadio Olimpico, the revered temples of AC Milan, Juventus and AS Roma

Saturday snippets: 16th June 2018

Jun 16th, 2018 | By

Its county show time and with five at the very least happening in the next week or so its time to see how they have altered over the years. And if you visit London, pop to the Brazilian embasssy to see how the country helped the UK in WWII.

Moscow must dos

Jun 13th, 2018 | By
Red Square, Moscow

Headed to Moscow for the FIFA World Cup? When you’ve had your fill of football, make the most of Moscow, with its world famous theatres, cutting edge art galleries and late night kitsch bars, with our guide below…

2018 FIFA World Cup: everything you need to know

Jun 11th, 2018 | By

The festival of football that only happens every four years is set to kick off in a matter of days.
That’s right – the highly anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup, a tournament that brings together the finest footballers on the planet – is almost upon us.
Not a paid up member of the football tribe? Fret not. JAT has your back…

What’s hot: December 2017

Dec 1st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world, right now

The trip every true football fan must take

May 26th, 2016 | By

Make a pilgrimage to Wembley – the beautiful game’s spiritual home – says Kaye Holland

Postcard from Argentina: part four, continued

Feb 21st, 2016 | By

Kaye’s constant quest for adventure has taken her back to Argentina – the land of gauchos, glaciers, football, tango and beef

Postcard from Argentina: part four

Feb 20th, 2016 | By

Kaye’s constant quest for adventure has taken her back to Argentina – the land of gauchos, glaciers, football, tango and beef

World cup appeal

Aug 2nd, 2015 | By

The reason given by the Brazilian tourist board for the large increase in British visitors is the world cup.

Best day trip from Buenos Aires: Colonia del Sacramento

Jun 3rd, 2015 | By

When the bustle of Buenos Aires gets to much – as it will – escape the hustle by retreating to Colonia del Sacramento, a characterful town that’s resistant to bright lights and late nights

Memorable mid winter getaways

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By

It’s wet, windy and dark at four o clock so it must be time to head abroad and bask in some winter sun. Just About Travel has the low-down on 10 destinations where sun, sand and sea come as standard

What’s hot: January 2015

Dec 31st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world

Wunderbar! The best of Germany

Jul 14th, 2014 | By

It’s not just football that Germany is good at: Deutschland is also a top travel destination. Here’s a few of our favourite German hotspots

The best of Brazil

Jun 12th, 2014 | By

There’s more to Brazil than the ‘beautiful game’. Here Just About Travel reveals what we love most about the South American giant

What’s hot: May 2013

May 1st, 2014 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world. This month it’s all about taking a trip to Times Square, bobbing around in the Dead Sea and schlepping to Sydney…

Where the experts holiday: Lee Thompson, award winning photojournalist and co-founder of The Flash Pack

Mar 7th, 2014 | By

The photojournalist and co-founder of The Flash Pack on Brixton, Brazil and Bucket Lists

Rugby World Cup: three years to go

Sep 20th, 2012 | By

A brief history of rugby in England

Holidays and the World Cup

Jun 21st, 2010 | By

A couple of weeks ago you might have said how lucky those fans who went to watch the world cup were. You still might if you were a supporter of Brazil or New Zealand. If you support England or France or Italy or even Germany you might have other thoughts. The remainder of us seem to have settled for the television, the pub or the wide screen open events. What we did not settle for was going away on holiday at the same time.
Should this come as any surprise to anyone?

Ke Nako

Jun 9th, 2010 | By

In London yesterday, just a few days before the first match was the South African Minister for Tourism, Marthinus Van Schalkwyk. You would have thought he would be at home and welcoming visitors heading to the most high profile sporting piece of tourism that South Africa has held. But no, he was here addressing about 70 journalists and members of the travel community.
One reason was to emphasise that tourism was so important to the developing world and that after the World Cup was over, a marketing campaign would begin over here to encourage us to visit South Africa. They want to make it clear that South Africa wants visitors at any time of the year and the World Cup lasts for just a month.

Going to the World Cup?

Mar 30th, 2010 | By

It is a truth universally accepted by the visitor that if there is an attractive event, then locals will load the prices of accommodation, travel, airfares and everything else to try and make even more money. Air fares during the BA strike for example, seemed a lot higher than had been quoted previously by rival airlines. Accommodation prices for the Ryder Cup in south east Wales were, how shall I put this, fully explored for maximum benefit for some providers a little while ago but is now becoming a bit more realistic.
And the same seems to be the case in South Africa. One villa, according to Fleewinter the specialist accommodation provider, wanted to charge £3500+ per night for a villa that slept 12. The minimum rental was 5 days making the total cost £17,500. And you still had to pay for airfares and food and local travel on top. That works out at just under £1,500 per person just to share a room! Another wanted to charge £17,685 for a villa sleeping 18. Talk about taking the Michael.

BA and the Top 10 Destinations of 2010

Nov 19th, 2009 | By

British Airways has announced its list of 10 destinations that it thinks will influence you to decide where to go on your holidays next year. In any list like this you have to bear a couple of things in mind, the first being that BA flies to all the destinations it suggests and therefore that may have influenced the list. Secondly it is subjective. We don’t know how these places got on the list. Probably some “expert” decided or it coincided with a new or improved service to that destination by BA. I could be completely wrong there but, as I said, who knows. Still it is interesting to se whether our ideas match those of BA.

The list is Cape Town, Istanbul, Las Vegas, Vancouver, Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Dubrovnik, New York, Stockholm, the Maldives and Delhi.