In the Press

Tour Operators are ready to score with World Cup 2010 South Africa Packages

Published on: December 8, 2009

“According to Daniel Gamba, Cartan Tours’ sales and marketing program manager, the Los Angeles-based tour operator assembled packages through a careful process of investigation into the available accommodations, transportation and locations in South Africa. Cartan has assembled a variety of packages to suit varying needs, budgets and desires.”

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SOCCER: It’s a trip worth taking, with some reservations

Published on: December 8, 2009

“Beach-based Cartan Tours, one of three FIFA-authorized travel agencies in the U.S. who spoke to me about midnight Monday her time from the nation.  ”I’ve never felt unsafe,” Imhoff said. “It’s no different than going to New York or L.A. There are parts of town that you don’t go through after dark…”

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Final Draw for 2010 World Cup Tickets

Published on: December 2, 2009

“Cup events will take place in various South African cities, starting with the Kick-Off Celebration Concert in Johannesburg on June 11.  Tickets can also be purchased (and other arrangements made) through a number of designated American tour operators… including

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World Cup Excursions Mean Big Bucks For All

Published on: November 06, 2009

“Booking through an official tour company guarantees a smooth travel experience, Vice President of World Cup business for Cartan, Diana Imhoff, says with hotel rooms in South Africa growing scarce, she urges those truly interested in attending the World Cup to proceed now with their plans.  Cartan is getting calls from youth soccer clubs and individuals who wish to go to South Africa; interest from Hispanic travelers is increasing..”

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South Africa Tourism Launches World Cup Promotions

Published on: October 30, 2009

“South Africa is gearing up to extend a warm welcome to the thousands of soccer fans who will be visiting to the country to attend the 2010 FIFA World Cup. An estimated 26 billion viewers from across the globe expected to tune in to TV to watch the 64 matches being played out in nine host cites, from June 11 to July 11, 2010.” 

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Revved for Rio? Plan on planning after 2012

Published on: October 5, 2009

“We anticipate that we’ll have packages for London by April of next year,” said Don Williams, vice president of sales and marketing at tour operator Cartan Tours. “The demand in London will be pretty good because of location, and we’ll be price sensitive because it is an expensive city.”

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Worldwide Scramble to See Top Sports Events

Published on: August 9th, 2009

“It may seem too early to be planning a 2010 vacation, but travelers who want to see the Winter Olympics in Vancouver this February or cheer their favorite soccer team at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa next summer had better get going.  To ensure you get tickets and lodging at either the Olympics or the World Cup, consider using an official tour operator. Below, four packages: one for the Olympics and three for the Cup…”

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