Thomson Sport Teams Up With NFL
As well as offering official NFL travel packages to European fans, commencing with Super Bowl XLV in North Texas on 6 February 2011, Thomson Sport will have comprehensive sponsorship rights relating to the NFL’s marks and key events such as the International Series at Wembley and the Super Bowl. In addition, the tour operator will operate NFL Holiday Hub, a holiday club giving fans access to discounts on a wide range of holidays and offers on a selection of other specialist activity brands such as Crystal Ski, Sunsail, Exodus, Thomson Worldwide & The Adventure Company.
The new agreement includes exclusive broadcast sponsorship of NFL coverage on Sky Sports and Channel 4 which commences with Sky’s live coverage of the Thanksgiving triple-header on Thursday 25th November 2010. Thomson Sport will also become the sponsor of the NFLUK TV section on nfluk.com.
Marc Bennett, Managing Director of Thomson Sport Europe, said: “We are proud to have been awarded the NFL UK sponsorship and are excited at the opportunity to help make this sport more accessible to European fans. We will use our unrivalled knowledge and experience in many different sports to provide the NFL and fans with exceptional service.”
Marc Armstrong, Commercial Director of NFL UK, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Thomson Sport as we further expand our portfolio of UK sponsors and we look forward to working closely with them in numerous areas over the next 3 seasons. Thomson Sport’s experience across multiple sports will enable them to provide a valuable service to our fans in the UK and Europe”.
Thomson Sport is also Official UK Travel Agency Partner, Official Team Travel Supplier and Official Supporters’ Travel Supplier of Arsenal Football Club and an Official Travel Partner of the Scottish Football Association and Scotland Supporters’ Club.
Thursday 25 November 2010
For Further Information Please Contact:
Lucy Flew, PR Executive
Tel: 07960 021719 or 020 8971 2968
Thomson Sport is a unique collection of some of the most established sports travel & event brands in the world. TUI Travel’s Sport Division is part of the Specialist & Activity Sector of TUI Travel PLC, focusing on delivering exceptional services and logistics to major worldwide sporting events for fans, teams, clubs and sponsors. Appointments include official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2011, British & Irish Lions Tours, Ashes Series, ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20, ICC Official Tour Provider, Rugby World Cup Sevens, Hong Kong Sevens, Participating Tour Operator for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, Official Overseas Travel Provider for englandfans, The FA’s official supporters club and Travel Provider for UEFA Under 21 Championships 2009, Wimbledon Championship and The British Grand Prix. Companies in the portfolio include www.thomsonsport.com www.gulliverstravel.co.uk www.sportsworld.co.uk www.eventsinternational.co.uk www.sportabroad.co.uk www.thefanatics.com www.williment.co.nz www.astsports.com.au
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