Destination Sport completes acquisition of FA travel partner Sportsworld
Destination Sport Group, the sports travel company, has successfully acquired London-based corporate hospitality provider Sportsworld.
Founded in 1980, Sportsworld specialises in the design and delivery of international hospitality and travel programmes for sponsors, corporations, spectators, and governing bodies at major international events such as Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and The Championships, Wimbledon.
As the official travel partner to The FA, Sportsworld is responsible for arranging travel programmes for England’s national teams including recent major tournaments in Qatar and Australia and New Zealand. Sportsworld are also officially appointed by Manchester City FC, delivering supporter travel for European competitions plus official ticket and hotel breaks for all home fixtures.
The Sportsworld business will continue to be led by Managing Director Nathan Wilson.
With over 200 staff in 14 countries around the world, Destination Sport Group is a leading sports travel company with expertise in travel management for elite sports clubs and governing bodies, supporter travel, youth development tours, endurance, and participation travel plus global destination management.
Destination Sport Group Managing Director, Paul Hemingway commented: “We are pleased to bring Sportsworld into the Destination Sport Group to support our ambition of building a comprehensive, best-in-class travel solution on a global basis.
“Sportsworld has a strong reputation for delivering international hospitality and travel programmes at high-profile sporting events, plus its work on behalf of partners including The FA and Manchester City FC.
“Our organisations and their offerings clearly complement each other, and we are excited to benefit from the expertise and capabilities that Sportsworld will bring to Destination Sport Group.”
Sportsworld Managing Director, Nathan Wilson commented: “We are delighted to join forces and be part of Destination Sport Group, which we have long admired for their excellent reputation within our sector.
“Sportsworld is an award-winning hospitality and events travel business and we truly believe this partnership will deliver new and exciting opportunities for our customers and corporate clients.”