As an Official Tour Operator for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South
Africa, Emirates, will be offering a number of tailor-made travel
packages that will include flights, accommodation, ground
transportation and match tickets.
The airline has also added a ‘follow-your-team’ component
to the tour
packages. This means that supporters no longer need
to wait until their chosen team qualifies, as this package
is not only refundable if their country fails to make it, but
guarantees fans gold-dust tickets for each of their team’s
matches, right up to the final on July 11th.
offering the opportunity to follow one of 20 teams: Australia,
Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Greece,
Holland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia,
Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain and USA.
uncertainty facing fans is heightened by not knowing where their
team will be playing, but no matter which city they are based in
for the group stage, or where they end up playing in the knock-out
rounds, the Emirates package – which includes flights, match
tickets, accommodation and ground transport – covers every
Thierry Weil, FIFA Director Marketing Division,
said, “At FIFA we are confident that our partner Emirates will
offer FIFA World Cup fans with the perfect travel solution to be
in South Africa to support their team.
“The FIFA World
Cup, which kicks off at South Africa’s Soccer City Stadium...., is one event that should not be missed and there is
surely no better way that to travel to the tournament than
enjoying the world class hospitality and service on board
Emirates is offering football fans the
choice of five daily flights into South Africa from its network on
six continents, with the options of travelling to Johannesburg,
which hosts 15 matches including the opening match and final; Cape
Town, host city of eight matches and Durban, which is home to
seven FIFA World Cup matches.
Emirates’ partnership with
FIFA began at the 2006 FIFA World Cup when it became a sponsor of the prestigious sporting event.
Following on from the success of the tournament in Germany,
Emirates then cemented its status as an Official FIFA Partner up
to and including the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
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