The Welsh Rugby Union has announced a major new sponsorship deal with Gullivers Sports Travel which will make the UK's leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator, an Official Supplier for the rest of the decade.
With the support of the Wales National team Gullivers will be able to provide unique and special experiences for fans
WRU chief executive Roger Lewis was joined by Wales internationals Sam Warburton and Paul James and Gullivers Sports Travel Managing Director Sam Seward on a Fokker 50 aircraft at Cardiff Airport, for the announcement.
The new five year deal affords Gullivers the opportunity to offer match breaks (hotel and ticket) for all Wales' home and away matches for the RBS 6 Nations, summer tours and Autumn Series up to and including 2019.
Wales visit Southern Hemisphere superpowers New Zealand for a three Test series in 2016 and tour the Pacific Islands in 2017 before taking on Argentina in South America the following summer.
And Gullivers will be providing official WRU packages to fans wishing to follow Wales around the globe as well as travel, accommodation and match tickets for RBS 6 Nations trips to Italy, France, Scotland, Ireland and England or visits to watch Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff at any time of the year.
"Gullivers Sports Travel will now be the only place to go for Welsh fans wanting to secure match tickets and travel packages to watch Wales as they represent our national sport around the globe," said WRU chief executive Roger Lewis .
"Gullivers are an established rugby partner who know the sport inside out, they know what fans need when they are travelling to support their team and they should now be the trusted agency of choice for anyone wishing to plan a trip to watch Wales for the next five years.
"With the support of the Wales National team Gullivers will be able to provide unique and special experiences for fans.
"The Welsh Rugby Union is proud to be partnering with such a major force in the travel market and we can now relax in the knowledge that Gullivers will be looking after the travel needs of our fans for many years to come."
Sam Seward , Managing Director of Gullivers Sports Travel said:
"Over the last four decades, Gullivers Sports Travel has earned a reputation for reliability, consistency and quality as the trusted suppliers of sports travel for thousands of dedicated supporters.
"I am delighted that Gullivers has secured Official Travel Supplier status with the WRU, and as a result, provide official travel and tour packages for supporters to follow the Welsh national team.
"We have developed a variety of official ticket-inclusive tour packages that will cater for all categories of supporter, from a club playing tour including guaranteed Six Nations tickets, to short match day breaks for Autumn Internationals, to long haul summer tours to the southern hemisphere."
Available now are ticket-inclusive packages to the Dove Men Series 2014 in November where Wales face Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and South Africa. Ticket and hotel packages start from just £185pp.
Gullivers also have ticket-inclusive tours for all the Wales games, home and away, in the RBS 6 Nations 2015. Enjoy the delights of Rome, Paris and Edinburgh as well as watching Wales face England and Ireland at home. Follow Wales from just £279pp!
About Gullivers Sports Travel
Gullivers Sports Travel is the UK's leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator, running supporters trips to major worldwide sporting events as well as running playing tours and festivals for schools, clubs, universities and military teams.
Starting out as a high street travel agency in Tewkesbury in 1972, the company gradually began to specialise in sports travel and became Gullivers Sports Travel in 1985. In 2008, Gullivers became a member of the TUI Travel PLC group of companies, and is a key member of the TUI Specialist & Activity division,
Over the last four decades, Gullivers have grown to become the market leader in their field and have built an international reputation that is based on personal service and a full understanding of the needs of people who travel worldwide to play or watch sport.
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