The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and UK multi-sport tour operator Gullivers Sports Travel have signed a new long-term agreement which will last until 2031.
The relationship between the pair began in 2014 and was last renewed in 2019. The latest multi-million pound deal will see the two organizations work together even more closely, ensuring that proceeds generated from the sale of official travel packages WRU via Gullivers Sports Travel continues. to reinvest in Welsh rugby.
In addition to this agreement, Gullivers Sports Travel, Events International has extended its partnership with Welsh Rugby to provide official WRU off-site hospitality for the same period.
Both agreements ensure that proceeds generated from official tickets and travel packages flow back into the game in Wales at all levels.
Gullivers Sports Travel and Events International will continue to support traveling Welsh rugby fans as they follow their national team. Wales travel to South Africa this summer to play three Tests in Pretoria, Bloemfontein and then Cape Town and host New Zealand, Argentina and Australia in Cardiff in the fall.
Neil Salmon, Managing Director of Gullivers Sports Travel and Events International, said: “We are delighted to have agreed a long-term extension of our partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union.”
“Looking ahead we have a fantastic Autumn Nations Series in Cardiff this year and in 2023 we have some pretty special match days for the Cardiff Guinness Six Nations with visits from Ireland and England. and, of course, later in the year we will look after thousands of Welsh fans across France during the 2023 Rugby World Cup.”
WRU CEO Steve Phillips added: “Our new partnership means rugby fans will be able to access enhanced, unique and exclusive WRU packages, delivered with the established expertise of Gullivers Sports Travel.”
“Starting with South Africa, where Wales toured this summer, and moving on to our Autumn Nations Series matches, next year’s Guinness Six Nations and the FIFA World Cup. world of rugby in France, Gullivers Sports Travel will be on hand to meet all the needs of a traveling Wales supporter and provide the very best of match experiences, whether at home in Cardiff or for games away. outside.
“We are delighted with the new agreement and the opportunity for Welsh rugby to benefit from this vibrant and thriving business is one that will pay significant dividends for the game over the next nine years.”