Marriott partners with Emirates for World Cup

Marriott will partner with Emirates Airline on a number of promotions in conjunction with the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany later this year.
As an Official Partner of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany, Emirates has made 200 match tickets available to support the various promotions being planned by Marriott and the airline.

Additionally, Emirates plans to make 30 airline tickets available for the winners of the various promotions to key gateway cities and destinations.

The primary promotional activity will center around Emirates Skywards Gold & Silver members who stay at participating full service Marriott-branded hotels during the FIFA World Cup games June 9 - July 9, 2006. During the promotion each participating guest’s package will include an arrival amenity and access to the hotel’s Executive Lounge and services in addition to exclusive screening areas of the matches within the lounges. Many of the hotels will also offer food and beverage specials during the games.

Other promotional activities will include on-line quizzes on Marriott’s regional web sites in the United Kingdom ( ) and Germany ( ) that will enable players to win tickets to selected matches; match ticket raffles at both the Marriott and Emirates stands at the upcoming Arabian Travel Market in Dubai; and a number of win-a-trip promotions in daily newspapers in selected Emirates-served gateway cities. All match tickets are courtesy of Emirates Airline.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome Marriott International as a partner for the global promotions Emirates has planned around the biggest-ever FIFA World Cup. Football is a sport that brings the world together and through this partnership we are confident of taking the game to even more supporters around the globe.”


The 2006 FIFA World Cup? begins June 9, 2006. Twelve cities across Germany will host all of the matches before the final match on July 9 in Berlin. This is the 18th FIFA World Cup tournament with 32 countries participating.