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Wednesday, February 05, 2014 | 00:00

Johannesburg, 5 February 2014 – O.R. Tambo International Airport is proud to announce its association with this year’s annual Joburg Open in partnership with the City of Joburg.

The international golf tournament, which is in its eighth year of existence, attracts 30 000 visitors and 210 professional golfers. The tournament is set to raise the bar even higher this year as it has been elected as a qualifying tournament in the newly announced qualifying series into The Open Championship.

 “The Joburg Open always presents great opportunities for our province and equally for us as an airport community”, said Unathi Batyashe-Fillis, O.R. Tambo International Airport’s Manager for Communications and Brand Management.

The number of visitors into the City of Joburg also boosts various small and big business enterprises - from accommodation, transport, retail and dining outlets - during the four-day event.

 “As always, O.R. Tambo International Airport is honoured to have acclaimed golfers of this calibre being facilitated through our world-class airport infrastructure”, added Batyashe-Fillis.

The event will also be used as a fundraising platform for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital.

The Joburg Open, which will be broadcast in 68 countries, takes place at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club from 6-9 February 2014.

For media queries, please contact:
Unathi Batyashe-Fillis
Manager: Communications and Brand Management
O.R. Tambo International Airport
Direct: +27 (0) 11 921 6087
Cell: +27 (0) 79 882 7307

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