Rugby news from the Home of the Kings:
Gullivers Sports Travel become Official Supporter Travel Partner for Guinness PRO14 Final Series:
PRO14 Rugby is delighted to announce that Gullivers Sports Travel have been appointed as the Official Supporter Travel Partner for the Guinness PRO14 Final Series.
With guaranteed official tickets, accommodation and flights and all the unique special touches that rugby fans have come to expect from Gullivers, travelling to see the Guinness PRO14 Final Series will be better than ever before.
The Guinness PRO14 Final Series will begin in May and consists of six games: Champions Cup Play-Off game, two Semi-Final Qualifiers (2nd v 3rd from each conference) and two Semi-Finals before culminating in the Championship showpiece at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on May 26, 2018
Dermot Rigley, Commercial & Marketing Director for PRO14 Rugby, hailed the partnership with Gullivers as a fantastic initiative that will benefit supporters right across the Championship.
“Now is a great time for Gullivers Sports Travel to get involved with the Guinness PRO14 during this historic season with South African teams competing in the Championship for the very first time,” Rigley said. “The introduction of the Toyota Cheetahs and the Southern Kings has seen the Championship knock-out stages increase from four teams to six and that will give fans from across Ireland, Scotland, South Africa, Wales and Italy even more reason to believe their team can reach the Guinness PRO14 Final Series.”
“The introduction of a Play-Off game for the seventh Champions Cup place has added another bit of spice to the business end of the season and that will bring another Cup Final occasion to the Championship.
“Last season the city of Dublin provided a wonderful venue for the Final and we saw fans from all across the Championship set a record attendance as Scarlets won the title in sensational style. We aim to be a Fan First tournament and this year it’s going to be even easier for rugby fans to enjoy the Guinness PRO14 Final on May 26 thanks to this partnership. Gullivers are renowned for providing rugby supporters with the great trips and terrific memories and we are excited about working with them.”
Sam Seward, Managing Director for Gullivers, explained just how the sports travel experts will provide an unforgettable experience for fans.
“Any true rugby fan will tell you there are few better occasions than the Guinness PRO14 Final, and Dublin is one of rugby’s favourite destinations. Regardless of what teams make it through, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, Italian and South African fans can look forward to an amazing weekend, and Gullivers are hugely excited to be working with Guinness PRO14 to create plenty of incredible memories,” Seward said.
“As the longest running rugby tour operator in the UK (and official travel partner to the Welsh and Scottish Rugby Unions), we fully understand the needs of the travelling rugby fan. We’re looking forward to supporting the Guinness PRO14 Final Series by providing guaranteed tickets, direct flights and carefully selected hotels to provide supporters with a hassle-free, great value way of attending the Champions Cup Play-Off, Semi-Final Qualifiers, Semi-Finals and Final of the Guinness PRO14 season.”
Gullivers Sports Travel will be offering supporters travel packages to all matches of the Final Series: Champions Cup Play-Off, Semi-Final Qualifiers, Semi-Finals and Final of the Guinness PRO14 (Dublin, May 26).
A two-night hotel and ticket package is now on sale for the Guinness PRO14 Final, with the option for fans to register their interest for the Semi-Final Qualifiers and Semi-Finals. Once the teams have been decided for the knock-out stages, Gullivers will contact interested fans soon as packages go on sale.
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. Starting out as a high street travel agency in 1972, the company gradually began to specialise in sports travel and became Gullivers Sports Travel in 1985, before being introduced to the TUI group of companies in 2008. In June 2017, Gullivers became a member of the Travelopia Group of companies.
Over the last four decades, we have grown to become the market leader in our 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.
Whether it’s the option of relaxing with a fully escorted tour, or planning your own adventure with the tailor-made department, there is an option for everyone. Plus with Gullivers’ unrivaled experience in touring, you know you’ll be staying in the best hotels, in the best locations, with the best tickets for those important matches for a variety of budgets.
As a specialist in cricket, rugby and motorsport events, we offer the ultimate sports tours to the HSBC Sevens World Series, 6 Nations, Cricket World Cup, Ashes Series, Formula 1, British & Irish Lions plus many more. We also offer tours and packages for golf, motorsport, horse racing and tennis.