RUGBY WORLD CUP TRAVEL SUB

Tel: +27 21 525 2515, Email: [email protected]
PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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RUGBY WORLD CUP TRAVEL SUB-AGENTS APPONITED BY SA RUGBY TRAVEL
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) and SA Rugby Travel are pleased to announce that Edusport
Travel and Makro Sports Travel have been appointed as official sub-agents to SA Rugby Travel for
the sale of Rugby World Cup 2015 travel packages.
The appointment of the two leading agents follows a rigorous selection process to find partners to
ensure Springbok fans are expertly serviced on the wide choice of travel packages available.
Official SA Rugby Travel fan packages for Rugby’s showcase event are now on sale from SA Rugby
Travel and its sub-agents. For more information please contact [email protected] or visit
www.sarugbytravel.com. Flight and match ticket only packages are available and begin from as little
as R13 125 (excluding airport taxes).
“We have had very strong interest from South African fans and Corporate SA since we launched the
programme with SA Rugby Travel,” said Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU. “There is every indication that we
will transport a record number of South Africans to the tournament and the appointment of
Edusport and Makro Sports Travel will assist in delivering an outstanding fan experience.”
SA Rugby Travel is a joint venture between SARU and Tourvest Destination Management, set up
specifically to look after the interests of Bok rugby fans. Bryan Coetzee, director of Sports Travel at
Tourvest, said: “We’re very pleased with the two sub-agent appointments as both Edusport and
Makro Sports Travel are both credible and experienced sports tour operators with solid Rugby World
Cup travel experience.”
RWC Packages are also now available to the general travel trade through SA Rugby Travel and its sub
agents on a referral basis.
www.tourvestdm.com
Tourvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Reg.No.2008/003719/07, trading through its Destination Management Division, VAT no. 4230250575
Physical address: 66 Grayston Building, 2 Norwich Close, Sandton, P O Box 651817, Benmore, 2010, South Africa
Directors: RW Gumede (Chairman)* · RT Edmond (CEO) · PN Boynton* · E de Jager · CJH Ferreira* · F Khan* · SLM Majombozi* · S
Mthembu · LT Neswiswi (CFO) · GC Solomon* · MK Xego* · AC McDonic (Alt) · D van der Walt (Alt)* Company Secretary: CG Mortimer
(*Non-Executive Directors)
Divisional Management Board: RT Edmond · LT Neswiswi · M Wiest · D Mincer · M Botha · R Momberg · S Blehle · F Vieira  P Brinkman
D Holle  P Bourdin
Tel: +27 21 525 2515, Email: [email protected]
For Further Media Requests Contact:
Kelly Lyttle
SA Rugby Travel
O: +27 21 525 2515
E: [email protected]
W: www.sarugbytravel.com
About SA Rugby Travel:
SA Rugby Travel is a dedicated travel company exclusively appointed by the South African Rugby Union to manage official South African
rugby supporters’ travel. SA Rugby Travel offers fans a wide range of supporter tour options, with packages available for all South African
and global Springbok events, commencing with the Rugby World Cup in 2015. Supporters can book travel packages, which include official
match tickets to all Springbok matches, accommodation, flights and excursions. SA Rugby Travel offers unique interaction with SA Rugby
legends, Springbok players and celebrity hosts on its VIP tours. Whilst SA Rugby Travel offers all inclusive travel packages, we also offer
basic entry level packages to tailor-made specialist itineraries, including corporate incentives. Our vision is to provide the rugby fan with
truly memorable experiences that make rugby supporter travel an absolute necessity!
About Tourvest Destination Management (TDM):
With more than 30 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry, an established footprint throughout South Africa and trusted
partnerships with local suppliers, you are always well connected. Because with every connection we make, we aim to reconnect by adding
value and growing your business’ bottom-line. Tourvest Destination Management consists of: Inbound Leisure, which include Welcome
Tourism Services, Your Africa, Focus Tours, SST, Sense of Africa (Namibia) and Wild Africa (Namibia). The Tourvest business and sports
events division (B.A.S.E) consists of Event Dynamics, American Express Travel Services South Africa, Meetings and Events, T.E.A.M
Destination Management specialises in the provision and management of ground handling services surrounding large global sporting
events and T.E.A.M Sport is a global schools’ and sports tour operator that specialises in comprehensive travel solutions for individual
travellers and groups travelling to major sporting events.
www.tourvestdm.com
Tourvest Holdings (Pty) Ltd, Reg.No.2008/003719/07, trading through its Destination Management Division, VAT no. 4230250575
Physical address: 66 Grayston Building, 2 Norwich Close, Sandton, P O Box 651817, Benmore, 2010, South Africa
Directors: RW Gumede (Chairman)* · RT Edmond (CEO) · PN Boynton* · E de Jager · CJH Ferreira* · F Khan* · SLM Majombozi* · S
Mthembu · LT Neswiswi (CFO) · GC Solomon* · MK Xego* · AC McDonic (Alt) · D van der Walt (Alt)* Company Secretary: CG Mortimer
(*Non-Executive Directors)
Divisional Management Board: RT Edmond · LT Neswiswi · M Wiest · D Mincer · M Botha · R Momberg · S Blehle · F Vieira  P Brinkman
D Holle  P Bourdin