Fan bus for Ger­man tourists

MERCEDES: Vito ve­hi­cle of choice for mo­bile em­bassy TRUCK MAR­KET: 23% GROWTH IN MAY

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MERCEDES-BENZ South Africa (Pty) Ltd (MBSA), the Ger­man foot­ball as­so­ci­a­tion, (DFB), and the Ger­man em­bassy in South Africa will be work­ing to­gether dur­ing the World Cup in South Africa.

The Ger­man em­bassy and its depart­ment of For­eign Af­fairs are of­fer­ing all trav­el­ling Ger­man foot­ball fans spe­cial ser­vices at a cen­tral con­tact and in­for­ma­tion point at all game venues, in the form of a “mo­bile fan em­bassy” ve­hi­cle.

The Mercedes-Benz Vito is the ve­hi­cle of choice, and will be strate­gi­cally parked close to sta­dia. Fans will be able to re­ceive travel and tourism in­for­ma­tion and ad­vice on trans­port, traf­fic, health, safety, and much more.

In ad­di­tion, the sup­port staff will pro­vide Ger­man fans with emer­gency sup­port — for in­stance, if they lose their pass­ports.

Ger­man am­bas­sador Di­eter W. Haller said “thou­sands of fans will be cel­e­brat­ing at nu­mer­ous foot­ball venues”.

“We at the Ger­man Em­bassy will sup­port these fes­tiv­i­ties, es­pe­cially those for our Ger­man fans, and we will be there to as­sist them as the need arises.

“We thank Mercedes-Benz and the DFB for their ac­tive par­tic­i­pa­tion, as be­ing close to the foot­ball venues is con­ve­nient and al­lows us to be more flex­i­ble.”

Am­bas­sador Haller was to re­ceive the keys to the six ve­hi­cles from Dr Hans­ge­org Niefer, pres­i­dent and CEO of MercedesBenz of South Africa (MBSA) on June 3.

The to­tal cour­tesy sup­port by MBSA to the Ger­man em­bassy for mo­bil­ity dur­ing the World Cupin­cludes trans­porta­tion and shut­tle ser­vices us­ing a Mercedes-Benz Viano, one Vito Crew Cab and two Vito Crew­buses, as well as two Mercedes-Benz EClass sedans.

A Mercedes­Benz Vito is to op­er­ate as a mo­bile em­bassy for Ger­man fans at the World Cup. It will be strate­gi­cally parked close to sta­dia and fans will be able to re­ceive travel and tourism in­for­ma­tion, and ad­vice on trans­port, traf­fic, health, safety, and much more.

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