COC announces ATPI Sports Events as official ticketing and hospitality services partner
Published on 2017-02-07 PyeongChang 2018 tickets and packages go on sale in Canada on 23 February 2017 The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) has announced leading global travel management and events company ATPI Sports Events as its Official Ticketing and Hospitality Services Partner. This eight-year agreement accredits ATPI as the exclusive ticket reseller and hospitality package provider for Canadians over the next four Olympic Games. In addition, ATPI Sports Events will arrange travel for Team Canada athletes and mission team members all the way to the 2024 Olympic Games.
The ATPI Sports Events team has over 20 years of experience in providing travel and event services at the Olympic Games. Team Canada and Canadian Olympic fans will benefit from these world-class services not only at the upcoming Olympic Games, but also at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games and the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
ATPI will also facilitate the issuing of complimentary tickets to all Canadian Olympians’ family and friends through the Petro Canada Family & Friend Ticketing Program.
Ticket and package sales for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games launch in the Republic of Korea and some other markets on 9 February 2017. A reserved number of tickets for Canadians will be available for purchase on 23 February 2017 at www.atpi.ca/olympicgames.
The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games will take place from 9 – 25 February 2018 in the Republic of Korea. There will be 1.17 million tickets issued to the public and the most expensive sporting event will be the men’s ice hockey gold medal match.
ATPI Sports Events is the trading name of ATPI Travel & Events Canada Inc. and is part of the ATPI Group. The company has a network of over 100 offices worldwide and has successful operations in corporate travel, shipping and energy travel, sports and corporate events management. The company is at the forefront of travel technology development including online booking, system integration and data analytics.
Graham Ramsey, CEO, ATPI said:
“We are very proud to be an official supporter of the Canadian Olympic Team and to be selected as the official travel partner of the COC, a development which is a testament to the expertise of our team. We are confident that our long-standing association with sporting bodies, our proven National Olympic Committee service model and extensive travel knowledge will ensure that we offer the best possible services to all those involved with the COC and support the team in its quest for international success.”
Christopher Overholt, CEO & Secretary General, COC said:
“We are thrilled to be introducing such a world-renowned partner to not only look after our own travel and hospitality arrangements, but also to bring Canadians to the Olympic Games to cheer on our athletes. Travel and logistics at the Olympic Games for large groups is a huge logistical endeavor, making it essential that we partner with organizations who are well established as Olympic experts. We are confident going forward that the Canadian Olympic Team and our travelling fans are in great hands. We are looking forward to seeing red and white throughout the venues at PyeongChang 2018.