We Need Your Input for London in 2012

Are you interested in having input into Cartan Tours Summer Games programs?   We’re putting the travel plans in your hands for 2012.

Our Los Angeles office is in the middle of building our London Travel Programs –which has us all very excited–and our planning department is having a lot of discussions of the different types of features these should have.  We know that London is already a world-wide tourist destination so we want to make sure our 2012 programs opens up new opportunities to all.

Because of our long-time relationships with Games clients, we are aware of many of our travellers’ habits and preferences.  We always appreciate some constructive criticism. For example, we received the following guidance from our Vancouver clients when asked:

What can Cartan Tours do to improve our programs?

  • Longer length of program stay in order to view more events without a lot of increase expense
  • Offer longer individual wavelengths and continue to provide the service as effectively as you do now
  • Keep price down
  • We’ll need to arrive earlier or depart later than the package.
  • We might be able to use some advice on a homestay near London (in addition to staying at your hotel during the 5 day wave).

If you are thinking about travel packages to London in 2012, we would love to hear from YOU as well - Click here to take survey on SurveyMonkey.

Those Golden Tickets

The countdown to South Africa continues as the final design of the official 2010 FIFA World Cup ticket was unveiled on April 9 at a press conference in Soweto, South Africa.

According to FIFA’s website, a total of 2.2 million tickets have been sold for the tournament. Of these tickets, 925 437 have been obtained by South Africans, 118,945 by the United States of America, 67,654 by the United Kingdom, 32, 269 by Germany, 29, 657 by Australia and 16,001 by Canada.

For those anticipating tickets, Pretoria News gave a detailed overview of exactly what what you will find on each ticket:

  • Venue – The name of the stadium where the match is being played and the name of the city.
  • Match Number – indicating for which match the ticket has been bought for.
  • Match Date – indicating the date on which the match will be played.
  • Seat Category and location – this indicates the gate to be used as an entrance, the tier block, row and seat number.
  • Kick Off Time – the time the match is set down to begin.
  • Price (ZAR or USD).
  • Match Fixture – indicates which teams are playing.
  • Name of Ticket Applicant – the name of the person attending the match.
  • Colour Sector (arrow indicates the colour sector).
  • Seat Location (indicates gate/entrance/turnstile, tier block, row and seat number).
  • Barcode.
  • security hologram.
  • New Facebook Community for World Cup Family

    In our Vancouver Feedback Surveys, many travelers asked for the opportunity to connect with Cartan Tours program managers via facebook and twitter.

    Your satisfaction is our priority – so we took this request to heart immediately for our next event.  With great excitement, we just launched our brand new facebook group dedicated to our 2010 FIFA World Cup Travelers.   While I’m the only one in the group right now – our goal is to make sure every traveler is connected to the Cartan Tours World Cup family before, during and after the event.   So if you’re a Facebook user heading to South Africa with Cartan Tours this summer, just click on the fan box below to join our community.

    Cartan Tours World Cup Family

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