Russia won the bid since it’d expected to exploit its potential as a tourist destination had it won the bidding to host the tournament, along with the tourism sector at United Kingdom has voiced disappointment.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ensured FIFA that visa standards are waived throughout the 2018 championship for all tourists with game tickets.
The overall impression in UK, that was among the strongest contenders from the bidding, is that the nation dispelled the chance to sponsor 2018 FIFA World Cup after a recent revelation from the British media roughly cash-for vote scandal as a consequence of both FIFA executive members had been fined for a FIFA 18 Hack and suspended.
But, FIFA President Sepp Blatter stated, “We visit fresh lands,” in justification whilst announcing the 2018 World Cup sponsor in Zurich, Switzerland a week.
Amid all uproars, the collapse of UK has been viewed as a blow. Tourists could have begun to England before the championship to see possible game venues and host towns.
As stated by World Sport Destination Expo, which showcases game tourism related services and products, game tourism is the fastest growing industry in travel industry and it’s anticipated to grow within the next ten years.
The expo held in July at Johannesburg, South Africa reveled though data showed variations that game tourism is very likely to scale tourist arrivals up globally at the end of 2010.
According tourism ministry brought the nation just a 9 percent increase!
The disparities in those 2 nations’ tourism that hosted sport events of fanfare could indicate that staging a World Cup is only one element in tourist attraction of a country.
Travel specialists assert that tourism advantages of hosting a game occasion are overrated.
Although the advent of tourists increased from the first eight months of 2010 by two per cent, the subsequent two years appear promising for tourism in UK. Prince William wedding at the 2012 London Olympics and 2011 in addition to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the year will maintain England from the spotlight, Berresford stated.
“World Cup has been the opportunity to profile a nation, such as London is performing the 2012 Olympics,” Chaudhuri added.
A study conducted by VisitBritain, the national tourism bureau of Britain, in July concluded the participation of tourism into the market of UK could rise by over 60 percent from 2020. Seems like UK’s reduction to FIFA World Cup 2018 bidding isn’t actually a “large” reduction.