At Southern Sun, ‘casual Friday’ is out and Football Fun Days are officially in! As from this week, all 6000 staff members, management included, as well as all frontline and back-office operations will don their favourite football jersey and start ‘living’ the message that soon we will be hosting the world’s largest football event.
It’s time that we start building excitement around the 2010 FIFA World Cup and what better way that starting right here, right now!” says Graham Wood, Managing Director of Southern Sun. “In fact we believe that the World Cup is a once in a lifetime opportunity to display our pride and prowess as South Africans. Football Fun Days is our way of making an obvious statement by wearing our football jerseys every single Friday leading up to the World Cup next year, so we can tangibly show our excitement to all our customers, guests and visitors”.
Southern Sun is on a mission to focus on all things local with a unique and distinctive South African flavour and pride and to quote Wood further “What better way to do this than with the World Cup!” Southern Sun is anan official accommodation partner to the World Cup and they have been working steadily since the successful bid was announced to gear u,p, to show the world what warm and hospitable hosts South Africans can be.
Southern Sun is sending out the challenge to all South African corporations and citizens to make every Friday a Football Fun Day. “Together we can create this wave of internal energy that can prove to the outside world how proud and ready we are to roll out the red carpet for the World Cup!” concludes Wood.
Sun Southern Sun is one of the leading hotel groups in South Africa, providing world-class accommodation across all markets and offering the widest distribution of hotels in South Africa in major urban centres and key leisure destinations. Southern Sun's hotel portfolio comprises various own brands, segmented to guests' needs, as well as managed global brands. Our collection of 80 hotels, with 13 285 rooms, combine local favourites with some of the world's most respected hotel brands: Southern Sun Hotels and Resorts; SunSquare; Garden Court; StayEasy by Southern Sun; Southern Sun Lifestyle Resorts; InterContinental Hotels and Formula 1. Southern Sun has also invested significantly in expanding to Kenya, Zambia, Seychelles, Tanzania, Mozambique and Dubai, adding to its international portfolio.
With nearly 40 years of experience in servicing the local and international business and leisure traveller, Southern Sun is focused on building its portfolio of successful global brands and continues its expansion in Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Middle East. Southern Sun is wholly owned by Tsogo Sun Holdings, one of South Africa's most successful entertainment and hospitality groups. Tsogo Sun Holdings comprises Southern Sun and Tsogo Sun Gaming.
Graham Wood, Managing Director, Southern Sun, launches an exciting prelude to the 2010 World Cup - Friday Football fun day!
Derek Karsten, Head of Marketing, 2010 Organising Committee responds to Southern Sun's Fun Football Friday initiative.