Travelling across the planet (for some fans) has never been easier. We’re in a golden age for travelling, where globetrotters can find out everything they need to know about their destination and become comfortable before they depart for their destination.
Social media has played a major role in helping link up those who are travelling to those within the desired destination. I’ll use myself as an example here. As soon as I was informed that I was one of the lucky fans to receive tickets to the World Cup in Brazil, I started researching. Twitter has turned out to be a very useful tool, as I was able to find out about a couple of different websites dedicated to proving information for incoming World Cup fans. One of my favourite sites so far is www.inbrazil2014.com, which covers all 12 host cities in detail by providing information on how to get to Brazil, accommodations, food, entertainment, and highlights of each city.
Twitter has also been a great source of information about the history and culture of Brazil. I am following many different soccer journalists, fans, and historians that help me better understand the teams who will be competing, as well as the importance of soccer to Brazil as a country.
Are you excited for the upcoming World Cup? If you are, then how are you getting information about the tournament?