The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has selected Emirates Holidays to become its official tour operator for the upcoming AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019.
Set to take place between the 5 January and 1 February 2019, the 17th edition of the famed regional football tournament will be held in the UAE.
Robin Parry, Vice President for Emirates Holidays, said: “We are thrilled to become the official tour operator of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. Starting from today, supporters can seamlessly book match ticket, flight and accommodation with Emirates Holidays and enjoy the excellent travel experience our award-winning airline and reputable hotel partners offer.
“We see exciting opportunities for the company in sports tourism and continue to seek ways to accommodate the growing demand. We look forward to welcoming our football fan customers in the UAE.”
As per the agreement, the tour operator will help to compile attractive travel packages for football fans travelling to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai and Sharjah to support their teams. It is reported that each package will consist of match tickets, accommodation as well as return flights through Emirates Airline.
Dato’ Windsor John, General Secretary of the Asian Football Confederation, said: “Asian football continues to make giant strides on the world stage and the remarkable growth and stature of the AFC Asian Cup exemplifies the undeniable progress of football in the Continent. Emirates have been a long-standing partner of the AFC and we would like to thank them for their firm belief in the development and ever-improving proposition of Asian football.