Brands associated with the FIFA World Cup in South Africa have seen a significant increase in their online awareness, according to the latest statistics. Experian Hitwise finds South Africa Airlines – Bafana Bafana’s main sponsor – has been among the biggest winners, along with a number of beer brands.
Brazil has launched an exhibition in Johannesburg to highlight its tourism attractions and its role as host of the next World Cup in 2014. “Casa Brazil – Sensational Brazil” was unveiled in the Sandton Convention Centre ahead of Brazil’s opening match against North Korea.
Argentina is showcasing its unique attractions at this summer’s World Cup finals in Johannesburg, South Africa with the launch of special exhibition dedicated to its tourism and cultural heritage. Argentina House was opened by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Estela de Carlotto, football legend Ozzie Ardiles and Miss Argentina.
South Africa’s President Zuma welcomed a VIP delegation that included 25 presidents from across the world, as well as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, for the opening of World Football House, a ground-breaking exhibition taking place in Johannesburg during this summer’s World Cup.
South Africa will welcome the world when the FIFA World Cup kicks off 11 June 2010.
Nelson Mandela will miss the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup following the death of his great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela in a car crash yesterday. In a brief statement the Nelson Mandela Foundation confirmed Madiba was in mourning and that it would therefore be inappropriate to make any public appearances at this time.
From London to Tokyo, football fans across the world can keep up to date with every 2010 FIFA World Cup™ match, courtesy of live broadcasts on a number of screens installed by Emirates across airports worldwide.
The FIFA 2010 World Cup was given an added sprinkling of glamour today when 32 Miss World finalists, plus the reigning Miss World herself, were among the VIP guests at the launch of SABC’s new studios in Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre.
Payment card fraud is a global phenomenon. International travellers can be particularly at risk as they find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings. Having prevented payment card fraud in South Africa for the last decade and with just three days to go before the 2010 FIFA World Cup
South Africa tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk has urged FIFA to reform its ticketing policy ahead of the 2016 Brazil World Cup. Addressing an industry audience in London, he questioned why African visitors had been asked to purchase tickets in advance over the internet when in many cases this was not practical.