The prime ministers of Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania and the president of Serbia say their countries will bid to host the 2030 World Cup.
Leningrad oblast announced this week some of the region’s plant for football fans visiting the 2018 World Cup events this summer. According to officials several touristic routes have been created to include seven medieval fortresses.
Beginning February 1st “EgyptAir” will launch direct flights between Moscow and Cairo three times a week, according to the air carrier.
Football fans visiting Poland for the Euro 2012, be sure to stuff a bit of extra cash in your luggage; with thousands of football fans expected to visit the country in order to take in one or more of the 15 matches to be hosted there, hotels are responding by raising rates exorbitantly.
In news from Ukraine and the upcoming 2012 European Championships, organizers are concerned with keeping down hospitality prices for the coming wave of travelers headed East. Along with integrating their efforts with those of sister venues in Poland, soccer fans being fleeced seems to be tops on the agenda of late. But is the concern already too late and too little?
In news from Ukraine, Shakhtar Donetsk just celebrated their 75th birthday with special guests pop star Rihanna and Ukrainian-born actress Milla Jovovich. The country’s top football side, Shakhtar reached the quarter finals of this year’s Champions League this year. Their new stadium packed to the rafters with 51,000 adoring fans, Saturday’s party for the team is the talk of the region.
With Euro 2012 just around the corner Ukraine’s leaders have reshuffled the administrative deck and come out with new vigor to make the country a vision for visitors. New tourism initiative, infrastructure improvements, and online travel assistance and portals should help make 2012 a huge success for the country. That is if everything can be pulled off in a year. President Viktor Yanukovich seems determined to make it so.