All Blacks Tours names Rugby World Cup 2019 sub-agents

All Blacks Tours names Rugby World Cup 2019 sub-agents

All Blacks Tours, New Zealand’s exclusive Official Travel Agent (OTA) for the Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan, has appointed four sub-agents for the tournament- Fortis Travel Group, Holland, Clarke & Beatson, BCD Travel and JTB.

The appointments follow a competitive application process where agents were assessed on a number of criteria.

As sub-agents of All Blacks Tours for RWC 2019, the four companies have the ability to create, market and sell official Rugby World CupTM packages within World RugbyTM guidelines.

David Caldwell, All Blacks Tours general manager, says each sub-agent has made a significant commitment to be part of RWC 2019 and their appointment for the 2019 tournament is well deserved.

‘We’ve enjoyed a long-term relationship with Fortis, HCB and BCD, and are looking forward to adding JTB to the mix given the company’s significant value as experts in the Japanese market.’

Caldwell reinforces that all other agents in the NZ marketplace must immediately adhere to World Rugby regulations now that official sub-agents have been appointed.

‘World Rugby will be protecting their rights by actively monitoring any marketing by agents without official sub-agent status. Under Rugby World Cup All Blacks Tours names Rugby World Cup 2019TM sub-agents Continued from page 1 rules, no one other than the OTA and sub-agents are permitted to advertise RWC 2019, including any term deemed to be associated with the tournament – for example, Japan 2019.’

While unable to market the event, NZ travel agents can access official packages by contacting All Blacks Tours directly. A flat commission structure will be payable on all land packages. Official packages will be going on sale in early 2018. All Blacks Tours remind agents that they are unable to purchase products from sub-agents.