ATP EVENT EXPERTS AND DUTCH NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (NOC) EXTEND PARTNERSHIP TO 2020 GAMES
Published on 2012-08-31
Following an extremely successful London 2012 Olympic Games, ATPI Corporate Events and the Dutch National Olympic Committee have announced an eight-year renewal of the partnership agreement that designates the corporate travel and events business as the Official Ticket & Travel Agent (NL) of the Dutch NOC for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Since 1997, ATPI Corporate Events has been responsible for the organisation, coordination and sale of Olympic tickets to the Dutch market and is heavily involved in facilitating corporate hospitality packages for members of the Dutch NOC, fans and corporate sponsors.
The eight year agreement will cover the next four Olympic and Paralympic Games in which ATPI Corporate Events will continue their role of arranging the travel of the Dutch National Olympic team and helping to operate the official Dutch NOC centre, Holland House.
Gerard Dielessen, director, Dutch National Olympic Committee, commented:
"The Orange wave that swept over each and every event venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games and kept Holland House packed to the rafters night after night is proof of just how important sport is to the Dutch people. We want our enthusiastic sports fans to continue to enjoy the Olympics for years to come and with ATPI Corporate Events as our Official Ticket & Travel Agent we're confident that they will be able to provide the same exceptional level of service and support that we've come to enjoy these past 15 years."
Part of the ATPI Group, one of the world's fastest growing corporate travel and events businesses, ATPI Corporate Events is a specialist business that delivers creative events and corporate hospitality programmes across the incentive, conferences, meetings, group travel and sports sectors.
ATPI's chief operating officer for Europe and USA, Peter Muller, added:
"We have built a strong working relationship with the Dutch National Olympic Committee over the past 15 years and we're proud that our hard work, strong organisation and corporate hospitality expertise has led to the decision to renew our contract for a further eight years. The management and organisation of the travel and corporate hospitality requirements behind large scale sporting events is a key business area for us, and it could not be in better hands. We look forward to continuing working with the Dutch NOC for many years to come."
This past summer, ATPI Corporate Events moved over 20,000 visitors, corporate sponsors, athletes and support staff in conjunction with the Olympic Games in London; numbers that placed it as one of the top Olympic experience companies in the world. Visitors were transported via scheduled flights and private charters and slept in one of the 25 hotels that ATPI Corporate Events contracted during the Games. With an on-site staff of 125 employees working from Holland House and an office-based team of 30, ATPI Corporate Events worked on the London 2012 Olympic Games since the day the city was announced as host in 2005.
With the 2012 Paralympic Games barely underway, ATPI Corporate Events is already looking ahead and has sent dedicated teams to Sochi, Russia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to carry out a host of site inspections on hotels, restaurants and event venues.