TUI Travel Sport Launches North American Business
FanTravel's Platform Blends Travel, Sport, and Technology to Turn
Organizations into Travel Experts
SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2013
SEATTLE, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FanTravel, a new web-based sales
platform designed to turn organizations into travel experts, has just launched
a free a service with the aim of offering a fresh approach to group travel.
Backed by TUI Travel's Sport Division, the company leverages expertise in
travel, sports, and technology to make organizing group travel to sporting
"Arranging travel for a large group of sports fans is complicated and time
consuming," stated Ben Ireland, General Manager of FanTravel. "Our platform
allows all organizations from youth soccer clubs to professional teams to
transform themselves into travel experts, develop new revenue streams, and get
fans closer to the game."
By partnering with FanTravel clubs, teams, associations, and organizations
receive a personalized website; access to group rates with hotels,
transportation, excursions, and tickets; and onsite representation at events.
The platform also helps organizations generate new revenue streams and
monetize existing inventory such as sideline passes, stadium tours, and
exclusive souvenirs.For fans the benefit is simple: one seamless sports
travel experience from start to finish.
In addition, FanTravel's leadership brings a trifecta of expertise in travel,
sports, and technology. General Manager Ben Ireland holds extensive experience
from multiple travel businesses internationally and honed his operational
skills by taking 1,300 English soccer fans to the EURO Championships in
Ukraine in 2012. Brian Bulcke, the company's Co-founder, is a former Stanford
University football player and current Canadian Football League player, while
Erik Nomitch, Lead Developer and Designer, delivers Silicon Valley's
cutting-edge technology to the travel-sphere.
For more information about FanTravel please visit www.fantravel.com.
Organizations can request more information and a demonstration of the
technology by filling out a request form at www.fantravel.com/start.
Founded by two former Stanford Football players, FanTravel is an innovative
platform dedicated to transforming organizations into travel experts. By
providing a web-based solution for organizing group travel to sporting events,
the company creates hassle-free, custom experiences with deals that include
convenient transportation, upscale accommodation, and exclusive activities.
FanTravel is a joint venture with TUI Travel®, one of the world's largest and
most successful travel and tourism organizations.
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