World Cup 2014: Germany is Weltmeister, and tourism is celebrating with Emirates, Brazil, and Germany. Emirates, the Dubai-based airline, calls itself a global connector of people. This airline today celebrates BIG with Germany winning the World Cup 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. Emirates shows how major sports events, airlines, and tourism are connected.
Not Lufthansa, not TAM, but Dubai-based Emirates Airlines was the true star tonight when it comes to connecting tourism, airlines and the World Cup.
Germany won the World Cup 2014 in Brazil after playing the final game against Argentina, winning 1:0 on Sunday.
In the fully-packed stadium and seen by a billion or more TV spectators around the world, the German soccer team was also greeted by ten or more good looking and smiling Emirates Airlines flight attendants dressed in their Arabic uniforms. They were standing right behind the German President Joachim Gauck and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and watched German players receiving a handshake from the President and a hug from the German Chancellor.
This is a perfect example of how tourism wins in so many world venues, including sports. The Emirates flight attendants handed out the winning medals to the German players as part of the ceremonial celebrations.
Here is what it takes to be a member of the proud Emirates team of a good-looking flight crew.
The Emirates Cabin Crew requirements are:
• At least 21 years of age at the time of joining
• Arm reach of 212 cm while standing on tiptoes
• High school graduate (Grade 12)
• Fluency in English (Written and Spoken)
• No visible tattoos while in Emirates Cabin Crew uniform (cosmetic and bandage coverings not permitted)
• Physically fit to meet the Emirates Cabin Crew requirements
Emirates Cabin Crew must deliver exceptional customer services experience on every flight. Thus, in addition to the Emirates Cabin Crew requirements above members must have:
• A positive attitude and empathy for others
• Strong cultural awareness and the ability to adapt to new environments and people
• Flexibility and the motivation to manage a demanding work schedule
• Qualities necessary to live up to the mission and values that Emirates holds in high regard – professional, empathetic, progressive, visionary, cosmopolitan
These photos went around to more than a billion soccer fans around the world. This is advertising for travel and tourism in a BIG way.
Congratulations Germany! Congratulations Emirates – and of course – congratulations Rio de Janeiro for being a great host for this world-class event. Not only football, but tourism should benefit and profit from this for all three involved and for years to come.