COC announces ATPI Sports Events as Official Ticketing and Hospitality Services Partner

PyeongChang 2018 tickets and packages go on sale in Canada on February 23, 2017

TORONTO, Feb. 7, 2017 /CNW/ - 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 through the 2024 Olympic Games.

The ATPI Sports Events team has over 20 years of experience providing travel and event services at Olympic Games. Team Canada and Canadian Olympic fans will benefit from these world-class services not only at the upcoming Olympic Winter 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 South Korea and some other markets on February 9, 2017. A reserved number of tickets for Canadians will be available for purchase on February 23, 2017 at www.atpi.ca/olympicgames.

The PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games will take place from February 9 to 25, 2018 in South Korea. There will be 1.17 million tickets issued to the public. The most expensive sporting event is expected to be the men's ice hockey gold medal game.

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.

For more information, please visit www.atpi.com.

QUOTES: 

"We are thrilled to be working with such a world-renowned partner to not only look after our own travel and hospitality arrangements, but also to bring Canadian fans to the Olympic Games to cheer on our athletes. Games logistics are a huge endeavor so we are partnering with recognized Olympic experts. We are confident going forward that Team Canada and their fans are in great hands. We are looking forward to seeing red and white throughout the venues at PyeongChang 2018."

Christopher Overholt, CEO & Secretary General, COC

"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."

Graham Ramsey, CEO, ATPI

SOURCE Canadian Olympic Committee

For further information: Canadian Olympic Committee Media Office: Cherry Ye, Program Manager, Media Relations, Tel: 416-324-4123 / Cell: 416-427-4341, Email: cye@olympic.ca; Ricky Landry, Manager, Corporate Communications, Tel: 514-861-3696 / Cell: 514 229-4833, Email: rlandry@olympic.ca; ATPI Media Office: ATPI Media Enquires, Siren Communications: Emma Wayman - emma.wayman@sirencomms.com; Sarah Rathbone - sarah.rathbone@sirencomms.com, Tel: +44 (0) 20 7759 1150

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