North West sports travel specialist Destination Sport Group has announced a comprehensive partnership with United Rugby Championship.
A leading travel management provider for elite sports clubs and governing bodies, Destination Sport Travel will support United Rugby Championship, which comprises 16 teams across two hemispheres and five countries, with its travel requirements.
As part of the partnership, United Rugby Championship’s staff and match officials will benefit from global, 24/7 support with travel and accommodation. Destination Sport Travel will also support with the travel, accommodation and ground transportation for the URC Grand Final, managing arrangements on behalf of competing teams and officials, plus wider groups including sponsors and media.
Destination Sport Travel works on behalf of 35+ sports organisations including the likes of Manchester City FC, British Cycling and Scottish Rugby, plus nine rugby clubs including four competing within the United Rugby Championship.
Meanwhile Sportsbreaks.com, Destination Sport Group’s fan travel division which provides ticket-inclusive packages to many of the world’s top sporting events, will offer supporter travel packages including ticket and hotel breaks for the URC Grand Final.
Managing director of Destination Sport Travel and Sportsbreaks.com Rob Slawson said: “With teams across Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa and Wales, the United Rugby Championship is a competition which features a significant volume of travel for corporates, staff and match officials.
“We’re well versed in navigating the complexities of this travel, having worked with a number of United Rugby Championship’s teams for several years. We look forward to providing a best-in-class travel provision for United Rugby Championship and its teams, staff and officials, plus creating a new range of supporter travel packages via our Sportsbreaks.com brand.”
Martin Anayi, CEO of the United Rugby Championship, added: “Destination Sport Travel are a best-in-class service provider and will be tasked with ensuring that operational support is in place to put on the spectacle of rugby that is the United Rugby Championship.
“We are a global league across two hemispheres and ensuring that everything runs smoothly is a top priority, and we are delighted that we have a partner on board that will get us where we need to be. The URC Grand Final is a culmination of the best-of-the-best in rugby, and we are delighted to have Sportsbreaks.com on board to ensure our fans are able to enjoy this annual rugby spectacle.”