Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Canadians get free match tickets in 2010 FIFA World Cup packages

Emirates and MyEscapades offer fans seven match package options

TORONTO – March 31, 2010 – With less than 75 days to go until the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Emirates and MyEscapades have upped the ante by offering free match tickets as part of their fan-tastic package deals. The offer applies to new air-inclusive bookings made between now and April 15, 2010 at or

Every Canadian soccer fan who books an Emirates and MyEscapades FIFA World Cup™ package will receive a minimum of one free Group Match ticket. Full details of all the packages available can be found at

As an Official Tour Operator for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Emirates offers a number of tailor-made travel packages that include flights, accommodation, ground transportation and match tickets, in addition to the minimum one free match ticket.

The award-winning airline also provides a unique ‘follow-your-team’ component to tour package offerings, a testament to the airline’s commitment to the beautiful game and its followers. Emirates packages guarantee fans gold-dust tickets for each of their team’s matches, right up to the final on July 11.

“We are thrilled to offer our first-class expertise in travel services to soccer fans in Canada and around the world. We believe the free match ticket incentive compliments the air-inclusive offerings,” said Mary Heron, Manager Canada, Emirates airline.

Firdosh Bulsara, General Manager, MyEscapades says he has a severe-case of soccer fever as “the (soccer) frenzy is reaching its peak and this promotion delivers a dream-come-true for soccer fans travelling across the world. Now, they’re going to see at least one more game for free.”

Canadian fans will travel from Toronto aboard the Emirates A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft to Dubai, then connect on one of five daily flights into South Africa, with the options of travelling to Johannesburg, which hosts 15 matches including the opening match and final; or Cape Town, host city of eight matches, or Durban, which is home to seven FIFA World Cup matches.

About Emirates and FIFA World Cup

Emirates’ partnership with FIFA began at the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany when it became the first airline to sponsor the prestigious sporting event. Following the success of this tournament, Emirates cemented its status as an Official FIFA Partner up to and including the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

For more information on booking your dream ticket to the ultimate sporting extravaganza, visit or
Conditions: Free ticket/s is only applicable in the case of flight inclusive bookings. The free group game match ticket would be for another team within duration of his/her stay. Free ticket/s will only be confirmed after the payment for the package has been received in full. Free ticket/s is subject to availability and will be confirmed within 3 days of receipt of the booking form. Free ticket/s is non-transferable and must be used by the customer who books the package. Free ticket/s will be issued in the same name as shown in the package booked. Free ticket/s would be Category 1 match tickets. The free ticket does not include transportation to and from the base camp to the match venue. Transfer arrangements from the base camp to and from the match venue are the sole responsibility of the customer. If free match tickets redeemed are at a different base camp than match included in original package, a mandatory 24 hour breaks between the matches is necessary.

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