Gullivers Sports Travel, part of one of the world’s leading leisure travel companies TUI Travel PLC, has signed a deal to become the official travel partner for the FIA Formula E Championship. It will offer a dedicated ‘one-stop-shop’ for Formula E fans travelling to any of the race events including transport, accommodation and race tickets. Fans will also be able to take advantage of deals such as exclusive VIP packages and a visa application service, something few other travel operators offer.
In addition, the travel organisation firm will manage all travel requirements for Formula E personnel together with each of the ten teams.
Gullivers Sports Travel is the UK’s leading, and longest established, multi-sport tour operator and has been chosen because its parent company’s focus on sustainability fits Formula E. By 2015, it has committed to delivering 10 million ‘greener and fairer’ holidays, operate Europe’s most fuel-efficient airlines – continuing its investment in cutting edge aviation technology – and save more than 20,000 tonnes of carbon from its ground operations.
Chad Lion-Cachet, Managing Director for TUI Event Group, said: “This is a fantastic deal for the event division and the Gulliver Sports Travel brand. Formula E is innovative and sustainable, attributes that we at TUI Travel consider to be key drivers for our business growth. We are very excited about the potential this sport has.”
Juan Carlos Azcona, General Manager at Formula E, emphasises: “The fans will benefit from the bespoke travel service enabling them to combine a trip to a Formula E event with a longer holiday and enjoy everything each of our host cities has to offer.”
Formula E is a new FIA Championship using electric single-seater race cars capable of speeds in excess of 225km/h. Beginning this September in Beijing, the series will compete in the heart of 10 of the world’s leading cities including London, Miami and Buenos Aires. Ten teams, each with two drivers, will go head-to-head to create a unique and exciting racing series designed to appeal to a new generation of motorsport fans whilst accelerating the electric vehicle market and promoting sustainability.
Further details on TUI Travel’s dedicated fan travel service will be announced soon.