ATPI Sports Events, part of the ATPI Group, has recently announced two major partnership deals to handle travel arrangements for British Gymnasts and the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI).
Taking place from 7-13 July 2019, World Gymnaestrada will see more than 23,000 participants across 50 nations attend the event in Dornbirn, Australia, including British Gymnasts.
ATPI Sports Events will coordinate travel arrangements for 850 British Gymnasts, including young participants and those with disabilities.
Gemma Barton, head of participation at British Gymnasts, commented: “Our organisation exists to support, lead and inspire all those involved or interested in gymnastics. We are pleased to partner with ATPI Sports Events, a business that shares our vision in ensuring we deliver an outstanding experience for our gymnasts at this prestigious global event.”
Adam Knights, regional MD for the UK, France and Benelux at the ATPI Group, said: “We’re excited to bring our extensive sports events experience to life for the World Gymnaestrada as the British Gymnastics Travel Partner. With our track record of taking gymnasts to the global stage at all kinds of events, it is a great addition to our portfolio. The scale and diversity of participants and their individual travel requirements for the World Gymnaestrada is a fantastic challenge to have. We look forward to a very successful event.”
Furthermore, the specialist TMC has been chosen to manage FEI’s corporate travel needs. Its dedicated official FEI travel desk with provide services for the organisation’s stakeholders, including athletes, national federations, officials and event organisers.
The team will also create bespoke hospitality packages for major FEI events and holiday experiences for equestrian fans.
Ralph Straus, FEI commercial director, said: “Equestrian sport is truly global with our athletes, officials, vets, grooms, FEI staff and National Federation members constantly on the road, travelling to and from the 4,500 international events which take place worldwide annually. With ATPI Sports Events, we have found a professional and expert partner to support us in all our travel needs.”
ATPI’s Knights added: “Equestrian is one of the world’s largest travelling sports, with numerous events taking place around the world every year. Our passionate team has great experience in managing the complex needs of leading sports events and organisations and looks forward to becoming an integral part of the global horse sports community. We are committed to providing event organisers, athletes and fans with unified, seamless and cost-effective travel expertise. We’re excited to support FEI’s global equestrian community through every phase of an event.”