4 ways to make sure your trip to the 2013 world cup goes smoothly

The 2013 Rugby League World Cup is to be hosted by England and Wales, with some matches to be held in France and Ireland. The tournament is running from 26 October to 30 November 2013 and features fourteen competing teams: Australia, England, New Zealand, Samoa, Wales, Fiji, France, Papua New Guinea, Ireland, Scotland, Tonga, Cook Islands, Italy and the United States.If you are planning on travelling to the 2013 world cup, here are 4 tips to ensure your trip runs smoothly.

Get there in plenty of time

If you are travelling overseas to see the world cup you might as well make the most of it. In order to get the most out of your trip you should leave a week or two before the torment starts in order to see some sights. Alternatively you can travel in between matches in order to see as much of England, Wales, France and Ireland as you can while you are over there. Besides ensuring that you arrive ahead of time gives you plenty of time to scout out the exact location of the matches you are attending.

Organise accommodation

If you think travelling overseas to see theworld cup is a great idea, you can assume that many others think so too. This means that the accommodation for each city, which is hosting a match, will be busy from mid October until the end of November. To ensure that you obtain accommodation that is in a quick travelling distance form each of the matches you are watching, it is recommended that you book as soon as possible.

Purchase a Traveling Sim Card

When travelling anywhere overseas it is important to stay connected with your friends and family back home. A very effective way of doing this is by using an international pre-paid roaming service. By simply buying a traveling sim card from retailers likeTravelSIM before you leave,will have mobile phone access in most countries across the world. The service ensures that you remain in complete control of your phone usage costs, so you can avoid the shock of high price phone bills when you return home.

Consider World Cup 2013 Supporters Tours

For die-hard rugby fans, there is also the option of booking with a supporter tours.These tours are designed with the intention of giving avid rugby fans a healthy dose of rugby as well as sightseeing opportunities. The tours go to many cities hosting matches, such as: Cardiff (the capital of Wales), the Lakes District, York, Manchester, Dublin, Limerick, Leeds and London. There are a wide range of tours available on the 2013 rugby world cup website, which gives flexibility and choice for tourists.

The most important thing to remember on your trip to the Rugby League World Cup 2013 is to stay safe. Stay connected with your friends and family at home, drink responsibility and most of all enjoy celebrating rugby league at it finest. By Grace Patterson

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