Destination Sport Group, the sports travel company, has agreed a new partnership with the United Rugby Championship (URC), the Europe-based rugby union club competition.
As part of the deal, the group’s Destination Sport Travel arm will support URC, which comprises 16 teams across two hemispheres and five countries, with its travel requirements.
URC’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.
The sports travel company works on behalf of more than 35 sports organizations including the likes of English soccer giants Manchester City, British Cycling, and Scottish Rugby, as well as nine rugby clubs including four competing within the URC.
Meanwhile, Sportsbreaks.com, Destination Sport Group’s fan travel division, will offer supporter travel packages including ticket and hotel breaks for the URC Grand Final.
Rob Slawson, managing director of Destination Sport Travel and Sportsbreaks.com, 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.”
Martin Anayi, chief executive of the United Rugby Championship, added: “Destination Sport Travel is 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.”