Boost for 2010 accommodation


That’s according to Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk who addressed the launch of Fifa’s Tour Operator Programme at Soccerex in Sandton on Monday.

He said government aimed to sign up 10 000 non-hotel rooms by May 2008 “and I am certain we will reach that target”.

Earlier, Fifa President Sepp Blatter joined a high-level delegation on a tour of the exhibition.

Blatter who addressed delegates following the successful 2010 Preliminary Draw, said South Africa had excelled with this first major test on the road to 2010: “We at Fifa, we trust South Africa,” he said.