The corporate travel and events management company will serve as a global reseller of officially registered Travel Packages to the six week tournament which is set to take place in stadiums across England and Wales from 18 September to 31 October 2015.
The ATP Event Experts team will work from multiple ATPI offices around the world and will manage and sell a range of packages for the Rugby World Cup providing a one-stop shop for tickets, accommodation and travel.
This key appointment will help ensure that each of Britain’s host cities can expect to welcome Rugby fans from all over the world in 2015.
Graham Ramsey, CEO of ATPI, said: “Our expertise in travel and event management for the sports industry is second to none and we are extremely excited to be part of such a prestigious event. Our sterling track record has been recognised by Rugby World Cup 2015 with our appointment as Official Travel Agent. This is a key business area for us and it could not be in better hands and we will ensure Rugby supporters have the best possible experience when they come to cheer on their sporting idols in 2015.”
RWCL Managing Director Brett Gosper added: “The international travel and hospitality ticketing programme has been one of the major success stories for Rugby World Cup, proving a hit for sports fans from around the world…We are delighted to announce the appointment of 15 leading Official Travel Agents for Rugby World Cup 2015…With 400,000 supporters expected to travel to England for the Tournament, fans will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of match ticket inclusive supporter tours.”
Since 1984, the ATPI Group and their specialist event management division, ATP Event Experts has offered corporate sponsorship activation including travel, ticketing and event services for a wide array of global sporting events including the UEFA Champions League, Rugby World Cup 2011, and since, 1997, the previous ten Olympic, Paralympic and Winter Olympic Games around the world.
Part of the ATPI Group, one of the world’s fastest growing corporate travel and events businesses, ATP Event Experts is a specialist business that delivers creative events and corporate hospitality programmes across the incentive, conferences, meetings, group travel and is the appointed Games Travel Office Provider for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games which includes accommodation programmes, spectator packaging and additional services.
The ATPI Group has over 60 offices around the world, and has successful operations in corporate travel, corporate event management, online travel technology and specialist travel management for a number of key industries including the sports, energy and shipping sectors.