Linthwaite House Hotel, in Bowness, Cumbria, has banned anything to do with football for the duration of the World Cup. It has introduced mini-breaks aimed mainly at women. Any guest who hears a member of staff mention the word “football” can claim a free glass of Champagne. Malmaison is also offering women a break from soccer mania. Turnberry Resort, in Ayrshire, Scotland, has a “Ban it like Beckham” package for women who want to escape the madness. The Daily Telegraph (Travel) 10/06/06 page 4