Rugby World Cup Limited has awarded the contract
to exclusively create, implement and market the official corporate
hospitality and travel programmes for the 2015 and 2019 Rugby
World Cups to Rugby Travel & Hospitality (RTH).
RTH, a joint venture between Sodexo UK and the
Mike Burton Group, managed the delivery of the award-winning
official travel and hospitality programmes for the Rugby World Cup
2007 in France, achieving record sales figures.
also managing the delivery of the official programmes for the 2011 Rugby
World Cup in New Zealand.
"We are delighted to be extending our
excellent partnership with RTH through to Rugby World Cup 2019 in
Japan. The company has vast operational experience, a highly
professional and innovative approach and is globally renowned for
delivering exceptional travel and hospitality programmes," said Bernard Lapasset, Rugby World
Cup Chairman. "The commercial ticketing programme has been one of the major
success stories for Rugby World Cup, enhancing the tournament
experience for hundreds of thousands of Rugby fans from all around
the world and contributing massively to the global development of
RTH will establish offices in London
in 2012 to plan and deliver the RWC 2015 travel and hospitality
programmes before moving to Tokyo in preparation for Rugby World
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