As part of an ongoing programme of international expansion, inspiresport have signed a 3 year agreement with dnata Sports Travel.
The new agreement will see inspiresport’s bespoke UK and European sports tours being marketed in the United Arab Emirates and other leading outbound markets of the Middle East and India.
Steve Butchart CEO of inspiresport: “We are delighted to be able to extend our product offering to customers the Middle East and Asia. The partnership with dnata Sports Travel demonstrates the focus we have placed on long term strategic planning and allows us to enter this market with a partner with whom we share many core values.
dnata Sports Travel is part of the larger dnata travel brand, one of the most experienced sports travel management companies in the Middle East, with more than $735 million in annual revenues and 3.5 million bookings each year. With its vast network of customers and market expertise, we look forward to delivering once-in-a-lifetime tours to these clients.”
Deborah Bevan, dnata Sports Travel Manager comments “We are thrilled to partner with inspiresport to give young athletes in the Middle East and India access to the world’s top football coaches, training facilities and clubs. As the only licensed inspiresport representative in the region, dnata travel will help football teams improve their performance on and off the field, renew their passion for the sport and experience unique travel opportunities across Europe.”
Following consecutive years of record growth at inspiresport, this agreement comes as part of a number of initiatives to fall in line with an international expansion plan.
Steve Butchart explains “We have a clearly defined growth plan which is progressing with on various fronts. We have recently launched partnerships to sell our tours to the US and Chinese market, the Middle East is the next logical step.
We launched inspireski earlier in 2015 and signed a commercial partnership with Under Armour ahead of the Rugby World Cup which further demonstrates the ambition of the business.”