Brent Imrie and Steve Butchart Brent Imrie and Steve Butchart

New ownership for Tour Time

Inspiresport Group has acquired the Tour Time Group. This includes Tour Time New Zealand Ltd, Tour Time Australia Pty Ltd, Tour Time USA LLC, and Rugby Tours International Ltd (NZ, AUS, USA and Argentina).

The acquisition enhances Inspiresport’s expansion on an international basis following the creation of Inspiresport LLC as its North American entity in November 2021.

A sports development tour operator, Inspiresport has wide access to world class professional clubs, coaches and facilities to take young players on sporting journeys.

Steve Butchart, MD of Inspiresport Group, says the group has been reviewing opportunities for international expansion over a number of months.

‘Our primary focus will be on the creation of outbound tours from New Zealand and Australia into the UK and Europe and generating increased demand for our Pro Club training experiences across football, rugby and hockey.

‘Brent Imrie will remain as MD for Tour Time Group. A special mention should be made to Ron and Beryl Imrie who founded and operated the company for more than 30 years,’ adds Butchart. ‘Whilst our focus will be on growing the youth sports development business, Tour Time Group will also continue to offer its full range of group tour options.’

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