Media Release

Federation Internationale de Football Association

FIFA Strasse 20, P.O Box 8044 Zurich, Switzerland, +41 (0) 43 222 7777

Media Guide: A ten-percent accomodation discount for accredited media through FAO

The 2006 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee has authorized a specialist company to process accommodation enquiries for the majority of its guests who will be travelling to Germany for the FIFA World Cup™, including representatives of the media.

If you require hotel accommodation during the FIFA World Cup, please direct your enquiry by email to: .

Every media client will be assigned their own "FIFA Accommodation Office Account Manager." The FAO Account Managers have access to the central reservation system and the room-booking database. They will ensure the best possible service across as wide a range of available rooms as possible.

Bookings made through a third party (travel agent) may be eligible for the 10% discount, provided we receive written confirmation from the Media client who commissioned the agent. All provisional booking letters will be issued with a confirmation date seven days from the day of issue. The booking letter must be signed and returned, arriving no later than the confirmation date. If it is not received by this date, the booking is automatically cancelled for the block of rooms.

All payments by Media clients must be made by bank transfer to the Accommodation Service account. For payment details and cancellation terms, please refer to the terms and conditions of sale.

FIFA World Cup Accommodation Services (FWCAS) is a joint venture between Byrom plc, BTI Euro Lloyd Travel and Accor Hotellerie Deutschland & Consortium that offers turnkey services to groups outside of the FIFA Family.

The FIFA Accommodation Office (FAO) is operated by Byrom plc and is solely responsible for the effective implementation of FIFA Family accommodation guidelines. The FIFA Family includes the FIFA delegation, media clients, commercial partners and owners of hospitality rights.


Malcolm Gibson, Lynsey Byers, Julia Krone, Pedro Coley, Marina Gomez Barrera

FIFA Accommodation Office

Herriotstrasse 1

60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Tel.: +49-69-50 95 86 100

Fax: +49-69-50 95 86 101