Overall, it now seems that football fans are going crazy over the packages that many tour operators are offering to the World Cup. Travelers that want to travel to South Africa to see the World Cup have been calling every booking agent they can find to try and get, not only flights, but accommodations to the event. This big craze has more than likely been started due to the fact that the World Cup starts next June, and the largest batch of tickets will be going on sale this coming weekend.
The FIFA general secretary, Jerome Valcke, said that it is amazing the demand for tickets and people who want to go to South Africa to watch the games. He said that they are very confident that it will be a great World Cup for all fans.
However, FIFA officials said just earlier this week that they did not expect the full allocation of 308,000 seats reserved for corporate hospitality guests to be used up. This is due to the global downturn and the fact that it has caused many businesses to cut their budget.
Of course, this does spell good news for the football fans that are afraid that they will not get a ticket. All of the unused corporate tickets get put back on the open market early next year. Thus, people that miss getting tickets this year will have one last shot of getting some next year.
Tui Travel’s sports division did say that it expects all of its 10,000 available packages to be sold within a few days. Half of them will more than likely go to corporate hospitality groups.