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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Cruise Ship Hotels For 2010 World Cup?

FIFA president Sepp Blatter is a man who has more than his fair share of ridiculous, unworkable and spurious ideas. But his latest is also possibly his greatest.

The, um, 'great' man has suggested using cruise ships as alternatives for hotels at the 2010 World Cup Finals to overcome the shortage of hotel rooms in South Africa.

Just one teeny, tiny problem. The South African government doesn't want it to happen. A spokesman said :

"The position of the Tourism Ministry was always that we don't want ships at the World Cup that have the objective of anchoring in our harbours and presenting themselves as alternatives to our local hotels."

So that will put pay to the idea of moving the cruise line QE2 to Cape Town

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