TUI India appointed as Official Travel Agent of ICC World Twenty20 2012
TUI Travel India, a part of TUI Travel PLC - one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, has been appointed as the Official Travel Agent in India for ICC World Twenty 20 Sri Lanka 2012
Online PR News – 09-July-2012 –TUI Travel India, a part of TUI Travel PLC - one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups, has been appointed as the Official Travel Agent in India for ICC World Twenty 20 Sri Lanka 2012. Under the association TUI India will have the exclusive rights to sell tour packages to Indian cricket fans.
The fourth official ICC World Twenty20 2012 will start in Sri Lanka from 18th September and the action will continue till 7th October. The mega event will be played over 20 days at four venues – R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Pallekele, Hambantota and Galle, with R Premadasa Stadium hosting the finals on Sunday 7 October, 2012.
On the development, Mr. Raja Natesan, COO, TUI India said, “We are delighted to be a part of this grand event and privileged to partner as exclusive seller in India. Sri Lanka is an excellent value for money destination which offers shopping, beaches, entertainment and some exciting cricket. Our packages have been carefully crafted to meet the budgets and travel needs of Indian cricket fans and we will do our best to provide a memorable experience to every fan.”
Indian team will start its run by playing Afghanistan on 19th Sep followed by England on 23rd Sep. The Super 8 rounds will be played between 27th Sep to 2ndoct followed by semifinals and finals. The super 8 matches are double headers and would guarantee 2 exciting matches at cost of one. T20 format has gained immense popularity amongst Indian cricket fans and watching the world’s best teams competing will be a delight.
“Cricket, beaches, and partying is what all will be seen during this tournament and fans can be assured of wholesome entertainment packages. Proximity to Sri Lanka as a destination adds to the value seen by end users of packages and we expect huge turnaround from retail and corporate clients,” said Mr. Arjun Sharma, Managing Director, Le Passage to India & TUI India.
“TUI India has a good track record as a tour operator. Its involvement ensures it will deliver the best possible service to Indian cricket fans who will be traveling to Sri Lanka to follow world champion India in the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012,” said a spokesperson from ICC in a statement, adding: “The ICC World Twenty20 is a marquee event in Twenty20 cricket where nations challenge each other for the most coveted title in the shortest format of the game. Following the legacies and success of the recent ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, the ICC is confident that the hosts, Sri Lanka, will deliver a world class event.”
TUI India has introduced packages starting from Rs. 14, 999. This includes stay for 2 nights 3 days on twin share, airport and stadium transfers and guaranteed match tickets of category 2 & 3 stands. For more information, visit www.t20.tui.in or call 1800-3000-8000
TUI India was officially formed in the year 2006 as a result of 50:50 joint partnership between Le Passage to India, the No.1 inbound destination management company and TUI Travel PLC, one of the world’s leading internationalleisure travel groups. TUI Travel India boasts of an impeccable reputation for quality services in Indian & International Holidays, Incentive travel, Special Interest Tours and Conference Management. www.tui.in
TUI Travel PLC:
TUI Travel PLC is one of the world’s leading international leisure travel groups operating in approximately 180 countries worldwide. It serves more than 30 million customers in over 31 source markets. Headquartered in the UK, the Group employs approximately 53,000 people and operates a pan-European airline consisting of 145 aircraft. The company is organised and managed through four business Sectors: Mainstream, Specialist & Activity, Accommodation & Destinations and Emerging Markets. www.tuitravelplc.com
Le Passage to India:
Le Passage to India Travel Group is India’s premium award winning No. 1 Destination Management Company consisting of several Specialist Business Units and brands to cater to the various aspects of travel. The Le Passage to India Travel Group is a 50:50 joint venture between Select Group World Tours and TUI Travel Plc. one of the world´s leading leisure travel companies. With a pan India network of 22 owned offices, 15 overseas marketing offices and a professional workforce of over 700 travel experts, Le Passage to India offers an extensive array of products and services to the Indian subcontinent and across the world. http://www.lepassagetoindia.com.
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