Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FIFA's Hotel Service Ditches 300,000 Reservations Due to Low Demand

The contractor picked by FIFA to supply accommodations and ticketing during the World Cup recently announced that it would no longer need 300,000 bed nights at area hotels that it had booked in anticipation of the crowds coming to see the tournament.

MATCH now holds only 600,000 of the 1.9 million bed nights that it originally reserved for the competition, said Brett Dungan, the executive director of the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa, according to the Johannesburg- based Afrikaans-language newspaper.

Soccer World Cup Agency Dumps 300,000 Bed Nights, Beeld Reports
April 14, 2010