PRESS RELEASE: “Premiere Global Sports Sees Increase in College Bowl Travelers”
CHICAGO (BUSINESS WIRE) January 21, 2011 – Bowl season offers a fantastic opportunity for college football fans to travel to exciting venues to see their teams in action. Premiere Global Sports, an industry leader in hospitality, travel and tickets to sporting and entertainment events, reports that they’ve seen a significant increase in the sale of their bowl travel packages over last year. Over 9,500 people purchased various travel and ticket packages to a variety of bowl games through a combination of the company’s three divisions: Sports Travel, College, and GoTickets. As a result of these travel packages, nearly 12,000 hotel nights were booked — almost doubling the total from last year. In addition, Premiere traveled over 4,000 fans via one of twenty-nine chartered flights available from fifteen cities across the nation.
In addition to travel packages, over 3,000 tickets were sold to seventeen bowl games across the country.
Premiere Global Sports’ College Division is the largest official collegiate travel and hospitality company in the United States representing over 50 universities which include Clemson, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, University of Miami, Missouri, North Carolina State, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio State, Oregon, Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, South Florida, Wisconsin and West Virginia among others. This year, through their official partnerships, seventeen universities traveled over 8,000 fans to bowl games such as BCS National Championship Game, Rose Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Outback Bowl, Champs Bowl, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Gator Bowl and more.
“We value our partnership with these great universities and their loyal fans,” said Joe Bennett, CEO of Premiere Global Sports. “This year’s bowl travel season exceeded our expectations. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide top-notch, reliable service to our customers.”
Super Bowl XLV, the Daytona 500, and the Master’s Golf Tournament are the next major event for Premiere Global Sports, and they have received positive fan response to their ticket and travel packages. To learn more about Premiere Global Sports and their events, visit www.premieresports.com.
About Premiere Global Sports:
For 15 years, Premiere has created memorable experiences at high-profile sporting events for retail, corporate and university clients. Its College Division has been delivering unforgettable collegiate sports travel programs for over four decades. The Company hosts more than 150,000 guests at hundreds of entertainment events throughout the year. Having managed thousands of programs over the past 10 years alone, Premiere has developed a distinguished, market-leading reputation for delivering high-quality sports and entertainment events.
Premiere Global Sports
Ann-Marie Sales, 919-624-5733