From cuopm.com: "BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JUNE 4TH 2006 (CUOPM) â€“ One of the Federationâ€™s leading travel agencies is handling the demand for World Cup Cricket 2007 tickets for several nearby islands, it has been disclosed.
As the number of Official Travel Agents (OTAs) for ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 reaches 50 â€“ and increasing, it has been announced that Kantours also handling the demand of cricket enthusiasts from Anguilla, St. Croix, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and the British Virgin Islands.
It is a full package that includes not only the tickets for the cricket matches but also the airline ticket , accomodation and car rental.
Eight new OTAs, including the first one from Ireland and four more from the United Kingdom, have been signed, while agreements with other potential OTAs are pending as the global cricket community continues to show significant interest in the Tour & Travel programme for next yearâ€™s ICC Cricket World Cup.
ICC CWC 2007 Official Tour Operator, Cricket Logistics 2007, has confirmed the appointment of Sadlier Travel in Ireland whose national cricket team will compete in the international tournament for the first time ever.
In the UK, the new additions are: Grand Cru Travel, Rumsey Travel Limited, Thomas Cook Sport and Travel & Tours Anywhere Limited. These carry the total number of OTAs in Britain to 11 â€“ which Cricket Logistics 2007 has determined is enough to cater to that market.
Meanwhile, Alken Tours, Island Vacations and TravelSpan Vacations have joined the growing list of American travel companies now authorised to sell Tour & Travel packages (inclusive of match tickets) for the Event being held across nine Caribbean Host Venues. This brings the number of OTAs in the USA to five. Australia and India have also shown great interest in this programme with nine and five OTAs having been signed in those countries respectively.
There are eight OTAs among the Host Venues; three in Jamaica, two in Barbados, and one each in St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago.
'Global sales of Tour & Travel packages continue to exceed expectations and early indications show that supporters from every Participating Nation have already booked. If demand continues at its current pace we can confidently say that this Cricket World Cup will not only be the best ever, but also the best supported,' said Manager â€“ Cricket Logistics 2007, Margaret Gibson.
Meanwhile, enquiries from persons in Host Venues â€“ or other Caribbean countries â€“ in which there is no OTA should be directed to Cricket Logistics. The latter has been forwarding such requests to OTAs in the nearest neighbouring country to that of the person seeking Tour & Travel packages.
For example, requests from the Cayman Islands are being administered by OTAs in Jamaica and Kantours in St. Kitts is handling the demand from Anguilla, St. Croix, St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Tortola."