The Brazilian dream team of Gisele Bundchen and Neymar are the cover of the June edition of Vogue in Brazil. The dynamic duo were photographed for the magazine by the great Mario Testino.
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World Cup stadiums in focus
FIFA has released more photos of the stadiums that are currently in the final preparations to host the World Cup matches:
World Cup: The Guide launches a Kindle text version for use off-line
To help the demand of the fans who would like to have the information on www.worldcuptheguide.com to hand, even when the are off-line, we have published a text only Kindle version of the guide that can be purchased globally from Amazon.
In the UK the guide sells for just £1.89. To access UK Amazon CLICK HERE
It is at a similar low price on Amazon stores around the world. For links to all the various global stores CLICK HERE
A kindle version of the site – www.braziltheguide.com – will shortly be published.
New promotional videos for Brazil
The Brazilian tourist board, Embratur, has released two new promotional videos in the run up to the World Cup. Dance features the music of the great Tom Zé while the Encounters video was inspired by a jingle created to promote Brazil as a tourist destination that was launched during Carnaval 2014 in Salvador by Ivete Sangalo.
New international terminal opens at São Paulo Guarulhos Airport
The new international Terminal 3 has opened at São Paulo’s main Guarulhos Airport that is located close to Arena de São Paulo where the opening game of the 2014 World Cup will take place on 12 June.
The first airlines to move into the new 12 million capacity terminal – that has 20 gates – were TAP and Lufthansa on 12 May. They were to be followed by six further international carriers in the coming three weeks.
After the World Cup another 17 companies will move into the new terminal with the Brazilian carrier, TAM, the last to move in September 2014. At that point, further modernisation will take place at terminals One and Two.
By 2022 the entire airport is expected to have doubled its current annual capacity to 60 million passengers.
Brazil the Guide tops Google ranking for the 2014 World Cup
This site, braziltheguide.com, has topped the Google ranking for people in the UK searching for a guide to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, while its sister site, worldcuptheguide.com, was ranked third out of 549 million search results.
Due to the interest in the sites a basic Kindle text version of both sites will shortly be available on Amazon and published by M Press Media.
Brazil’s 23 man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
- Júlio César (Toronto FC)
- Jefferson (Botafogo)
- Victor (Atlético-MG)
- Dante (Bayern de Munique)
- David Luiz (Chelsea)
- Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain)
- Henrique (Napoli)
- Daniel Alves (Barcelona)
- Maicon (Roma)
- Maxwell (Paris Saint-Germain)
- Marcelo (Real Madrid)
- Hernanes (Inter de Milão)
- Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg)
- Oscar (Chelsea)
- Paulinho (Tottenham)
- Fernandinho (Manchester City)
- Ramires (Chelsea)
- William (Chelsea)
- Bernard (Shakhtar Donetsk)
- Fred (Fluminense)
- Hulk (Zenit)
- Jô (Altlético-MG)
- Neymar (Barcelona)
New Twitter feed from World Cup the Guide.com
A new Twitter feed – @WC_Guide_2014 – has been added to the site worldcuptheguide.com. The new feed will compliment the site and focus purely on World Cup and related news while @RioDiary will continue to concentrate and focus on news about Brazil.
Plenty of spare hotel capacity in São Paulo for the World Cup
Football fans looking for a hotel room to stay in during the World Cup should look in São Paulo, according to a report from the Forum de Operadores Hoteleiros do Brasil (FOHB), an organisation that represents the big hotel chains that control over 70% of all hotel rooms in Brazil.
According to FOHB as of the end of April only 24% of the rooms in São Paulo have been sold for the period of the World Cup, this compares with 87% sold in Rio de Janeiro.
Occupancy figures for Curitiba and Salvador for the period of the World Cup are respectively 44% and 57%.
Prices have also been falling since FIFA’s MatchService, started handing rooms back to the market. Studies suggest prices fell as much as 43% in Rio and 34% in São Paulo and Salvador for certain match days.
World Cup tickets
FIFA has released the first image of what the 2014 World Cup tickets look like. If any tickets are left they will be available form the FIFA ticket site.