Stage and Screen Travel Services, the
entertainment and sports travel management brand of Flight Centre
Travel Group, has won a five-year contract to provide travel
management to SANZAR – a joint venture between the rugby unions of
Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
Stage and Screen will manage
travel for the body charged with running two of the world’s
pre-eminent rugby competitions – Super Rugby and The Rugby
The contract includes end-to-end travel
management for all games played within the Super Rugby competition
between February and August, as well as The Rugby Championship
including the prestigious Bledisloe Cup.
Stage and Screen will
oversee travel logistics for all teams including players, coaches,
management and support crews from across SANZAR’s key regions.
“Under our service model,
each team across SANZAR's key regions will have a dedicated Stage
and Screen travel manager. This will ensure the team managers and
players have a single point of contact for all of their travel
needs which includes 24/7 support when and wherever required,”
said Stage and Screen’s General Manager, Tiziano Galipo.
SANZAR Interim Chief Executive Officer, Brendan
Morris, said, “Rugby is a sport that’s loved and watched with a passion
across the world and we must ensure our players are in the best
possible condition for every game. Logistics are a
significant part of this, particularly in one of the world's most
challenging and travel-intensive competitions so it’s critical
that our teams’ travel experience is as seamless as possible. This
means the right flight schedules, high quality and secure accommodation in a convenient location and reliable ground
transport. Every aspect of travel needs to run smoothly so our
teams can be physically and mentally prepared for each match.”
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