Official Travel Agents appointed for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018

World Rugby and Sports Travel and Hospitality Ltd (STH) announce Official Travel Agents (OTAs) to deliver travel packages for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco.

World Rugby and Sports Travel and Hospitality Ltd (STH) have announced the appointment of local and global Official Travel Agents (OTAs) who will deliver travel packages for Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco.

The domestic travel programme will be operated by USA Eagles Tours, which is serving as official North America tour operator. STH will operate the global travel programme through the appointment of 10 leading agents from 10 nations and territories following a comprehensive selection process.

Traveling fans planning to attend what will be the biggest sevens tournament of the year in San Francisco's iconic AT&T Park will have the opportunity to purchase official tour packages including tickets, travel and accommodation from OTAs at www.rwcsevens.com/supportertours

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: "What could be more exciting or offer a superior overall experience for a traveling fan than to stage Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018 in San Francisco? With the rugby at its heart, a trip to the Bay Area in July 2018 could really be the holiday of a lifetime.

"To get you there and make sure everything runs smoothly will be STH and a group of expert official travel agents who will take care of all the details, allowing you to enjoy every minute of the trip."

"Making sure all fans visiting from across the globe are well taken care of is paramount for us." says USA Rugby CEO, Dan Payne, "By partnering with STH and USA Eagles Tours, we're giving supporters the opportunity to skip the hassles of travel planning and streamline their sevens experience in San Francisco. This is going to be a large event, we want fans to enjoy themselves with a stress-free experience and enjoy all the City by the Bay has to offer."

"STH and USA Eagles Tours provide an amazing service in curating specialized tour packages so we were thrilled to partner with them as the official tour provider. I have great confidence they will build an amazing experience in San Francisco and help us meet our ticket sales goals."

Tickets for RWC Sevens 2018 went on sale last month and have been proving very popular with local sports fans in the Bay Area as well as those coming from other parts of North America and abroad.

Complete list of OTAs is as follows:

Australia 
• We Love Rugby 
• Events Travel 

New Zealand
• Williment Travel 
• All Blacks Tours 

United Kingdom
• England Rugby Travel 
• Gullivers Sports Travel 

France
• Couleur Rugby 

Japan
• JTB Corp 

UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, India
• Fanatic Sports 

South Africa
• SA Rugby Travel 

United States
• USA Eagles Tours 

About Rugby World Cup Sevens 2018
In 2015, World Rugby granted hosting rights of the largest international sevens tournament to USA Rugby, which is now leading the planning and delivery of this international tournament in San Francisco, working closely with World Rugby, local partners and officials. RWC Sevens 2018 will be played in the iconic AT&T Park, featuring the best 24 men's and 16 women's teams from around the world. 
www.rwcsevens.com.

About Sports Travel & Hospitality (STH)
STH is a Joint Venture between multi-national catering and support service provider Sodexo and corporate hospitality, sports travel and event management specialists the Mike Burton Group.  Following the successful delivery of the Official Travel and Hospitality programmes for RWC 2007 in France, RWC 2011 in New Zealand and RWC 2015 in England, STH has been re-appointed the exclusive rights for the management of the travel and hospitality programmes for RWC 2019 in Japan STH brings a wealth of experience in creating premium sporting experiences for major sporting events, including London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and IAAF World Championships 2017. STH has also operated as a sales agent for the NFL International Series 2016 and UEFA EURO2016. 
www.sthgroup.uk