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Russia 2018 - what a competition!

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Did you enjoy Russia 2018 as much as we did?

The FIFA World Cup drew to a close last weekend with a nail-biting clash between France and Croatia. It provided a fitting climax to a competition full of excitement and surprises, with both Russia and England making it further through the group and knock-out rounds than many had predicted. The prospect of a show-down between France and England had us glued to our screens, although Croatia put a stop to that, unfortunately!

Judging by what fans across the country have told us, and in particular those lucky enough to see the games live in Russia, this year's competition was a tremendous success. As for Russia, it showed once again how the country can host major international sporting events with style, and demonstrated what an accessible, friendly travel destination it is, welcoming visitors from around the world with open arms.

Needless to say, this year's World Cup has been both an exciting and a challenging time for us here at RNTO, providing travel and accommodation services and arranging visas at very short notice. If you travelled with us, we hope you had a great time and enjoyed the experience ... and that you'll visit Russia again with us in the near future.

So what will your lasting memory of Russia 2018 be - the goals? The rising stars? What could have been for England (and so nearly was!)? Croatia's amazing achievement in making it through to the final, or France's excellent skill and professionalism which ultimately brought them victory at the end of the tournament?

Here at RNTO, we enjoyed every minute of the competition, and are proud and delighted to have made so many people's World Cup dreams come true. So we'll end by thanking all of you who put your trust in us and made RNTO your Russia 2018 World Cup partner.

Of course, we're biased, but with so many twists and turns, high hopes and shattered dreams - in short, all the excitement of the world's biggest football event, topped off with some great venues and a fantastic host country - we believe that Russia 2018 was one of the best World Cups of modern times. Thank you for sharing it with us!