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October 13, 2009 09:00 ET

Emirates Appoints Great Atlantic Travel as Exclusive Distributor of 2010 FIFA World Cup Packages

Great Atlantic Travel & Tour Company Has Been Appointed by Emirates to Be the Exclusive United States Distributor of Emirates Travel Packages to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - As the exclusive distributor of Emirates 2010 FIFA World Cup travel packages in the U.S. and Canada, Great Atlantic Travel and Tour will bring Emirates sought after travel packages to the strong North American fan base.

Richard Vaughan, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations Worldwide, stated in a press release, "We are pleased to be able to offer our first-class expertise in travel services to football fans around the globe. To support your team at a World Cup is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many supporters and we aim to make sure it is an unforgettable experience for them."

Emirates' FIFA World Cup™ packages allow you to follow your team from their first game all the way to the finals at the upcoming FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa. 2010 FIFA World Cup™ packages inclusive of match tickets can be booked by selecting the team you want to follow at the FIFA World Cup™ and a suitable hotel in South Africa. Emirates will fly you there, take you to your hotel and make sure you are transferred to and from the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ stadiums.

Emirates is offering the opportunity to follow one of 20 teams including: USA, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Serbia, Australia, Brazil, England, Holland, Japan, South Africa, South Korea, and Spain who have already qualified; and Argentina, France, Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Russia and Slovakia, who are still battling for a spot in the final 32. Also available are travel packages for the Round of Sixteen, Quarterfinals, Semi Finals and the Grand Final in Johannesburg.

"We are very pleased that Emirates has chosen Great Atlantic Travel and Tour as their exclusive U.S. and Canadian distributor, said John Martin, CEO. We are providing an easy turnkey service that allows fans to buy their packages now rather than wait until the December Draw."

This exclusive appointment follows Great Atlantic's earlier appointment by Match Services as a Participating Tour Operator to distribute ticket inclusive travel packages for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

About Great Atlantic:

Since 1981, Great Atlantic Travel and Tour, Inc., based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, has provided hospitality and travel services for domestic and international sporting events to Fortune 500 and individual clients. Its reputation as a highly ethical and dependable supplier is built upon a wealth of experience and dedication to customer service.

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