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Abu Dhabi and Man City renew partnership

Abu Dhabi and Man City renew partnership

25 May 2010 Tourism News

Manchester City has renewed its sponsorship deal with the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, which becomes the Premiership club’s official destination partner. The hugely respected tourism authority won “World’s Leading Tourism Board” at the 2009 World Travel Awards.

Beckham delivers England’s World Cup bid

14 May 2010 Travel Events News

Nine candidates bidding to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022 have begun delivering their proposals to Fifa. David Beckham presented England’s bid to Sepp Blatter, telling the Fifa president of the “passion and emotion” the nation would bring to the tournament and declaring “football runs through our veins”.

South Africa receives World Cup boost

22 April 2010 Tourism News

Whilst fewer overseas football fans are expected to travel to this summer’s World Cup in South Africa, those that did are expected to stay for longer and spend more compared to previous tournaments such as Germany 2006.

South Africa bids for sporting glory

South Africa bids for sporting glory

9 March 2010 Focus

South Africa has hosted the Rugby World Cup, the Cricket World Cup and this summer will welcome the FIFA World Cup finals. In its bid to become a sports tourism powerhouse, football’s biggest event can be the springboard to fulfil the country’s massive ambitions. By Mike Starling

The Greatest Show on Earth!

The Greatest Show on Earth!

25 February 2010 Focus

The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be like no other World Cup in history. For the first time the greatest event in football, the most widely-followed sporting extravaganza on the planet, is breaking new ground in Africa – more specifically, South Africa.

2010 - The Year of Sports Tourism

2010 - The Year of Sports Tourism

7 January 2010 Travel Events News

With a bumper calendar of mega sporting events, sport tourism is set to play a catalytic role in sparking the recovery of global tourism in 2010. Experts predict that the sector will post record profits and contribute an astonishing 14% to the travel and tourism economy.

Fans snap up World Cup packages but corporate sales lag

Fans snap up World Cup packages but corporate sales lag

7 December 2009 Travel Events News

Football fans have been frantically on their phones to travel agents over the weekend booking flights and accommodation to South Africa next June following the World Cup draw and a batch of almost 1m tickets going on sale at the weekend. However corporate sales are expected to be weak, according to Fifa.

Southern Africa readies for sport tourism boom

Southern Africa readies for sport tourism boom

26 November 2009 Travel Events News

As excitement builds ahead of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, many other countries in the region are also holding high expectations of a tourism boom. Countries across the region have made huge investments in the hope that large numbers of fans travelling to watch the World Cup will decide to visit them too.

Sport tourism takes centre stage

Sport tourism takes centre stage

25 November 2009 Travel Events News

After a week that witnessed 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, ministers and press, gathering in London to celebrate 30 years of World Travel Market, sports tourism emerged as the clear front-runner to guide the industry out of economic downturn. As the industry now looks ahead to next year’s World Sport Destination Expo – the world’s first global sport tourism exhibition dedicated to the travel and tourism’s fastest growing sector – WTM acknowledged its role in manoeuvring sports tourism into the global spotlight.