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Travel Tips for Major Sporting Events

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Are you wild about the Wimbledon? Wacky about the World Cup? Traveling abroad to experience a major sporting event can be a complicated process, but there are ways to make it easier to organize.

Like the Olympics, tour operators can arrange your airfare, accommodations and tickets to major sporting events.

But be careful that you’re using a legitimate company or you might show up in a foreign country ticketless.

Grand Slam Tennis Tours is a Vermont-based company that can arrange all-inclusive trips to tennis events like the Australian Open and the Davis Cup.

They arrange airfare, accommodation and tickets, and can add on activities like a chance to play on official Wimbledon practice courts or sightseeing excursions.

The 2010 World Cup in South Africa is coming up, and FIFA, the governing body for soccer, is already cracking down on scammers.

Instead getting event tickets in the mail, spectators now have to pick them up in South Africa with passport in hand.

To make it even tougher, there are only three FIFA-authorized companies in the U.S.: Great Atlantic Travel, Cartan Tours and Destination Southern Africa, so don’t get fooled by unscrupulous brokers.

And, of course there are still a few tickets available for the Olympic Games, which are available through CoSport.

As for the Summer Games in London—well those tickets don’t go on sale until 2011, so hold tight.

Get more ideas in our Sports & Adventure Travel section.

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