ATP Event Experts, part of the ATPI Group, will source and book travel and accommodation for athletes and supporters attending the various legs of the event which starts on October 11 in Alicante (Spain) and ends June 27, 2015 in Gothenburg (Sweden).
As part of the contract, the ATP Event Experts team will manage multiple events for sponsors of the sailing team, including the invitation and registration process, flights, logistics and onsite accommodation. The team will also organise onsite hospitality and event activities in the nine other ports that Team Brunel will call on during the regatta.
The Volvo Ocean Race is the world's pre-eminent round-the-world yacht race and one of the most coveted prizes in the sport. Across four oceans and five continents, the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will start on October 4, 2014, the day of the first In-Port Race in Alicante, Spain, and finish with one last In-Port Race on June 27, 2015 in Gothenburg, the Swedish home of Volvo. The 38,739-nautical mile route will include stopovers in Cape Town (South Africa), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Sanya (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajaí (Brazil), Newport (Rhode Island, US), Lisbon (Portugal), Lorient (France) and a 24-hour pit-stop in The Hague (Netherlands) on the final leg.
Jeroen de Roever, manager group sports strategy, ATP Event Experts, comments: "Our expertise in the sports industry is second to none and we are extremely excited to be part of such an exciting and globally renowned event. Our work with the 2014 Olympics in Sochi and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland means that we are well versed in the requirements of athletes for a major sporting event and are confident that we can help Sailing Holland and Team Brunel team deliver an extremely successful result.”
Gideon Messink, managing director of Sailing Holland added: "We are thrilled to be working with such a professional event partner whose passion for sports shines through in everything they do. With Team Brunel being a collaboration of several sponsors, all with their own needs and desires, bespoke services and customised hospitality are absolutely critical. ATP Event Experts have shown their ability to deliver for similar clients in the past and we look forward to working together on what will no doubt be a highly memorable regatta.”
Since 1984, the ATPI Group, and its specialist event management division, ATP Event Experts has offered corporate sponsorship activation and travel and event services for a wide array of global sporting events including the UEFA Champions League, 2015 Rugby World Cup, and since, 1997, the previous ten Olympic, Paralympic and Winter Olympic Games around the world.
The ATPI Group has over 70 offices worldwide, and has successful operations in corporate travel, shipping and energy travel, corporate event management and online travel technology.