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Follow England to South Africa with Thomas Cook Sport

Posted on 10 September 2009  - 12:00

With England now qualified for the football World Cup in South Africa next June after this week's victory against Croatia and Aaron Lennon's Man of the Match performance, the race is on for fans to book their place to support the team.

Follow England to South Africa with Thomas Cook Sport

With England now qualified for the football World Cup in South Africa next June the race is on for fans to book their place to support the team.

As Spurs fans continue to find out if they are lucky enough to have secured tickets for England's matches ahead of the close of the second phase of allocations in November, Thomas Cook Sport, official travel partner to Tottenham Hotspur and Participating Tour Operator for the 2010 World Cup, has packages available from £2,499.

Danny Talbot, Managing Director at Thomas Cook Sport, said: "It's fantastic that England have now qualified for the World Cup in South Africa and we'd add our congratulations to those of the fans. With many Spurs supporters looking to be with the team during the competition, we're anticipating that demand for our packages will be very high.

"With our trips to follow England at the World Cup, we're committed to using our extensive experience in South Africa to provide England fans with exclusive and competitively priced packages that include tickets to the games."

Packages include direct return flights, accommodation at a three or four star hotel and a minimum of one match ticket, with the top package including tickets for all of England's Group games. Flights depart from London and Manchester and are available from Thomas Cook Sport. CLICK HERE or call 020 8739 2360.

For fans wanting to experience the World Cup but not follow one team, Thomas Cook Sport's Football Experience packages, which include tickets to see Round of 16 matches and Quarter Finals in Johannesburg and Cape Town, are available from £3,100.

Launched five years ago, Thomas Cook Sport is the official travel partner of Tottenham Hotspur and offers holiday clubs to over 60 Football League clubs across the country. With over 160 years heritage of overseas travel, Thomas Cook has unrivalled experience and knowledge - the company's first full tours of the African continent began in 1922.

Packages subject to availability. Costs correct as of 4 September 2009. Prices subject to change.

1 game package: £2,499

Follow England - 1 match ticket,
5 nights accommodation
3* hotel (room only), Centurion
Direct return flight on British Airways

2 game package: £3,650

Follow England - Games 1 and 2 match tickets
10 nights accommodation
4* hotel (B+B), Pretoria
Direct return flight on British Airways

3 game package: £4,150

Follow England - Games 1,2, and 3 match tickets
17 nights accommodation
3* hotel (B+B), Santon, Johannesburg
Direct return flight on British Airways

About Thomas Cook UK & Ireland:
Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is the second largest leisure travel group in the UK with around 19,000 employees. The company operates a fleet of 44 aircraft, has a network of more than 800 high street stores (Thomas Cook and Going Places), leading websites ( and, its own television channel Thomas Cook TV (Sky channel 655) and some of the world's favourite travel brands.
These brands include Airtours, Club 18-30, Cresta, CruiseThomasCook, Direct Holidays, Flexibletrips,, Manos, Neilson, Panorama, Style Holidays, Sunset, Sunworld Holidays, Swiss Travel Service, Thomas Cook, Thomas Cook Signature, Thomas Cook Sport, Tradewinds, and Elegant Resorts.

The company's airline, Thomas Cook Airlines flies from various regional airports to destinations worldwide.

Thomas Cook offers a range of financial services, including foreign exchange at competitive rates, the Thomas Cook Credit Card in conjunction with Barclays Bank, the cash passport and a wide range of travel insurance policies. It is the only major travel company to be FSA regulated for its travel insurance, which is underwritten by AXA. The company also owns White Horse Insurance Ireland Ltd.

Thomas Cook also has a leading publishing division, and currently has more than 150 guidebooks and publications on offer.

Thomas Cook UK & Ireland is part of Thomas Cook Group plc (

About Thomas Cook Sport:
Thomas Cook Sport currently offers official sports packages for the following:
Football: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Everton, Stoke City, Fulham FC, Rangers FC, Celtic FC, and The Football League
Thomas Cook Sport is a Participating Tour Operator of the 2010 FIFA World Cup©
Rugby: British & Irish Lion tour 2009, London Wasps, London Irish
Cricket: West Indies Tour 2009, Ashes 2009
Motorsport: International Grand Prix
Horseracing: Various courses
Golf: Various courses

For more information about Thomas Cook please contact the Press Office on 01733 417272 or