As expected the most popular games as sold by ATPI Sport Events was the semi-final and final matches. However England vs Wales was particularly popular with visitors, especially as the game turned out to be exceptionally thrilling with Wales beating England 28-25..
ATPI Sports Events contracted over 2,500 bed nights at a range of hotels and hospitality venues. The team managed all bookings, accommodation, transportation and touring plus on-site support throughout the tournament.
Many visitors from far-flung destinations such as New Zealand, Australia and Japan took the opportunity to combine the rugby-fest with whistle-stop trips to the most popular European cities as part of their package.
Peter Bost, Global Head of ATPI Sports Events commented “Rugby World Cup 2015 was a fantastic occasion for everyone involved and I am delighted that our teams successfully managed so many sporting packages for our clients. This tournament, following the London 2012 Olympics and last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, has helped generate employment, income and new opportunities for everyone in this industry, while reaffirming the UK’s reputation as a world class hospitality destination.”
The ATPI Sports Events teams have a prestigious track record and are responsible for delivering the travel and hospitality logistics for the summer, winter and Paralympic Olympic Games since 1997, as well as other internationally-renowned tournaments, tours and events including the 2014 Commonwealth Games.