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England Rugby Travel Exclusively Appointed as Great Britain's Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2019

TWICKENHAM, England, October 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

England Rugby Travel, the RFU's own travel company, has been exclusively appointed as Great Britain's travel agent for Rugby World Cup 2019tm, Japan to operate official travel and ticket packages.

England Rugby Travel has operated official travel programmes in the UK since it was established in 2005. Following a detailed tender process, England Rugby Travel were awarded the rights to market, promote and sell a range of official packages in the UK for the tournament which runs from September to November 2019.

England Rugby Travel Chairman, and Chief Commercial Officer at the RFU, Simon Massie Taylor said:

"We are absolutely delighted to have been appointed as the exclusive Official Travel Agent in Great Britain for the forthcoming Rugby World Cup 2019. Having operated at previous tournaments in 2007, 2011 and 2015.  We know that Japan will be a very popular destination with our supporters who will not only have access to official ticketed travel packages offered by England Rugby Travel, but also the experience, credibility and peace of mind of travelling with England Rugby." 

Eddie Jones, England Head Coach, said:

"Rugby World Cup 2019 will be a brilliant experience for rugby supporters who travel to Japan.  Our aim is to win Rugby World Cup 2019 and the support for the team will be an important factor. We hope to see as many England fans as possible getting behind us in Japan as we try to achieve our ultimate goal, while also enjoying the atmosphere in what will be a fantastic tournament." 

Former Gloucester, England and British & Irish Lions forward, Phil Vickery, added:

"As a proud Englishman a Rugby World Cup means an awful lot to me and I am sure many thousands of England fans are already looking forward to Japan 2019. Japan is a wonderful country with so much to experience and offer and nobody will bring it to life more than England Rugby Travel. If you are looking for a Rugby World Cup experience without equal, look no further than them to make it possible." 

A range of official travel packages, including international flights, accommodation, match tickets and events will be available in early spring 2018 and offer England supporters the opportunity to follow England in the pool and knock out stages of the Tournament.  Supporters can register their interest at http://www.EnglandRugbyTravel.com/RWC2019 .

TM © Rugby World Cup Limited 2015. All rights reserved.

About England Rugby Travel 
England Rugby Travel was established in 2005 as a joint venture between the Rugby Football Union and Mike Burton Travel a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mike Burton Group Limited.

England Rugby Travel offers official ticket-inclusive travel packages to all England Rugby matches in the Six Nations Championship and Old Mutual Wealth Series and has previously operated popular supporter tours to the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups.

For more information please visit http://www.englandrugbytravel.com .

About the Mike Burton Group 
The Mike Burton Group head-quarters are in Gloucestershire home to 65 full time employees. Mike Burton Travel has held an Air Travel Organiser's Licence ("ATOL") and has been an International Air Transport Association ("IATA") member and Association of British Travel Agents ("ABTA") member for over 25 years (ABTA: V4759 and D0596; ATOL: 3030, IATA: 91202145).

About The Rugby Football Union 
The Rugby Football Union is the National Governing Body for rugby union in England and supports participants and fans from the grassroots to the national team.

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