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25 Mar 2024

Manager, Travel, FIFA World Cup 2026

🇺🇸 Miami, FL, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Reporting organisationally to the Executive Director, Operational Services, the Manager, Travel will be a key member of the FIFA26 Travel team, and work in close collaboration with FIFA Zurich key collaborators and other key individuals responsible for managing all aspects of travel logistics, arrangements, and coordination for teams, officials, and guests participating in the tournament. Further, this role will oversee visa and immigration processes, transportation logistics, accommodation arrangements, travel safety measures, and ensure a seamless travel experience for all participants and guests during the FIFA World Cup 2026.


The main responsibilities and oversights of the Manager, Travel for the FIFA World Cup 26™ include:

  • Coordinate and manage travel logistics for teams, officials, guests, and stakeholders attending the FIFA World Cup 2026.
  • Organize visa and immigration processes to ensure smooth entry and compliance with host country regulations.
  • Arrange transportation, including flights, ground transportation, and transfers, for all participants.
  • Coordinate accommodation arrangements, ensuring comfortable and convenient lodging for teams and guests.
  • Develop and implement travel itineraries, schedules, and contingency plans to optimize travel efficiency.
  • Provide support for travel-related inquiries, issues, and emergencies throughout the tournament.
  • Collaborate with airlines, hotels, and transportation providers to negotiate contracts and secure favorable rates.
  • Implement travel safety measures, including health and security protocols, for all participants.
  • Manage communication with teams and guests regarding travel arrangements, changes, and updates.
  • Prepare and distribute travel guides and information packets to facilitate participants' smooth arrival and stay.
  • Monitor and manage travel budgets, expenses, and financial records to ensure cost-effective travel operations.
  • Evaluate and optimize travel processes post-event, identifying areas for improvement and implementing lessons learned for future tournaments.


  • Bachelor’s degree or similar level of higher education
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a travel management role
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • High accuracy and attention to detail
  • Team player, willing to pitch in where needed
  • Positive attitude, patience, and persistence
  • Fluent in English. Spanish and/or French proficiency is a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio & Project) and planning software and online collaboration tools

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.

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