Whereas 32 nations battle it out in Russia to be topped champions of 1 sport or one other, we thought we’d pit the exact same nations face to face to see which tops the record when it comes to nice journey locations.
And what extra democratic approach to take action than by way of ballot: no VAR, no further time, and solely a bit corruption.
Over the following 4 weeks we’ll be internet hosting votes on our Twitter account (@TelegraphTravel), following the format of the actual World Cup, with the identical 32 groups that dared to qualify for Russia 2018, in the identical teams.
How does it work?
Beginning at this time, we’ll submit a tweet that includes a ballot the place customers will have the ability to vote for his or her favorite place to journey.
For instance, at this time, you should have a selection between Group A contenders, Russia (hosts, however probably not), Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Uruguay. The ballot will stay open for 24 hours, after which we’ll announce the winners – first and second place – which is able to then undergo to the knock-out phases, starting on the finish of the month.
Tomorrow, we’ll submit Group B, Monday Group C, and so forth.
The knock-out phases will comply with the identical format because the World Cup – final 16, quarter finals, semi finals and closing, all determined by your vote.
That you must be logged into your Twitter account to vote. Comply with the motion utilizing the hashtag #TravelWorldCup.
What am I voting on?
Belgium, England, Tunisia or Panama? That would be the selection as soon as we attain Group G, however what’s it that ought to determine the nation’s fates.
It is not a lot which of the nations have you ever been to, or want to go to, however which you suppose is probably the most enticing for holidays, metropolis breaks or prolonged explorations.
Think about which nation is probably the most stunning? Or most diversified? Which has probably the most curious tradition or Unesco World Heritage websites? Which has a delicacies to die for and which one to keep away from? Which pulls travellers in quest of the unsullied and which is a must-see for everybody?
Which is the Group of Demise?
In Russia, soccer followers would have been eager to see their nation keep away from Group F, the place champions Germany await, whereas Sweden and South Korea will each have eager eyes on the knock-out stage.
However which journey behemoths await elsewhere?
Not one of the eight seem a stroll within the park however Group D will take no prisoners: the other-worldly appeals of Iceland tackle the mystique and gauchos of Argentina, however the worth and craggy great thing about Croatia received’t go quietly. Might underdog Nigeria shock the pundits?
We additionally wouldn’t fancy attempting our luck in Group B the place perennial favourites Portugal and Spain go up towards a resurgent Iran and unique Morocco.
If you end up scratching your head, Telegraph Journey will little question have the ability to assist, with inspiration and knowledge on all entrants. Come the latter phases, we’ll have our consultants weigh up which vacation spot ought to come out on prime and why.
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