Travel packages to UEFA EURO 2012™ are now on sale via Thomson Sport, the only Licensed Tour Operator for UEFA EURO 2012™ in England, offering the only way for England fans to be guaranteed match tickets.
The travel packages include day trips to all three England group matches, as well as two-night packages to Kiev for the match against Sweden, and there will be both travel only and travel and ticket options available. As Official Overseas Travel Supplier to englandfans, members will also be able to buy their travel packages through Thomson Sport.
Tom Forshaw, Managing Director of Thomson Sport, said, “As the only tour operator to guarantee match tickets, and with thousands of fans pre-registered already, we are expecting the phone to ring off the hook now packages are on sale. We have many years of experience working at major and varied sporting events so fans will be able see and live the tournament experience while safe in the knowledge that they are in very capable hands.
“Our day trips will get fans to the heart of the action with the right to buy guaranteed match tickets at face value. Plus as a fully bonded tour operator we offer security, local representation and knowledge.”
England kicks off its campaign against France in Donetsk, Ukraine, on 11 June before taking on Sweden on 15 June in Kiev. The final group match will see England take on hosts Ukraine on 19 June in Donetsk.
Day packages start from £664pp including flights, all transfers, a category three match ticket direct from UEFA, a Thomson Sport representative and a local guide.
Two-night packages to Kiev are available from £1,199pp including B&B accommodation at the 3* Kozatskiy Hotel (based in the town centre), airport and match transfers, a match analysis session by Prozone, a Thomson Sport representative and a local guide.
More than 1.4 million supporters are expected to travel to Poland and Ukraine for the 14th UEFA European Football Championship between 8 June and 1 July 2012. There will be a total of 31 matches held in eight stadiums - Gdansk, Poznan, Warsaw and Wroclaw in Poland and Donetsk, Lviv, Kharkiv and Kyiv in Ukraine. This will be the last time just 16 teams compete in the final tournament as the number is set to increase to 24 in 2016.
England fans wishing to travel to UEFA EURO 2012™ can book via www.thomsonsport.com or by contacting Thomson Sport on 0845 121 2018
Note to Editors:
Thomson Sport has been appointed as Licensed Tour Operator for UEFA EURO 2012™.
The contract gives Thomson Sport the official tour operating programme rights across all the qualified European territories (excluding the host countries) with access to a guaranteed allocation of match tickets.
As part of the agreement, Thomson Sport will operate the England and Republic of Ireland programmes and will appoint other TUI Travel PLC tour operators and partners across each qualified European territory the license to distribute fan travel packages to their respective markets.
About Thomson Sport:
TUI Travel’s Sport Division is part of the Specialist & Activity Sector of TUI Travel PLC. The Sport Division, which includes Thomson Sport, is a unique collection of some of the most established sports travel & event brands in the world. The division specialises in 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, Licensed Tour Operator for UEFA EURO 2012™, 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.gulliverstravel.co.uk, www.thomsonsport.com, www.sportsworld.co.uk, www.eventsinternational.co.uk, www.sportabroad.co.uk, www.thefanatics.com, www.williment.co.nz and www.astsports.com.au.
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