SA: Tour operators get 2010 boost

28 November 2007

World football authority Fifa has given qualified and experienced tour operators from around the world the opportunity to benefit from staging the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, by enabling them to sell customised tour packages comprising accommodation, transport and World Cup tickets.

To make it easier for football fans to identify the tour operators who are entitled to sell travel arrangements with valid 2010 tickets, a special quality mark featuring the 2010 official emblem with the word mark “Authorised Travel Packages” has been developed.

According to, a total of 350 000 tickets have been allocated to cater for these packages.

Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk on Monday officially presented the tour operator programme to more than 200 interested travel experts from around the world at Soccerex 2007, currently taking place in Sandton, Johannesburg.

“It is extremely important for us to ensure that the first FIFA World Cup in Africa touches as [continue reading]

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