Brussels – April 22nd, 2022
The International School Sport Federation (ISF) and the leading travel and events management business - ATPI Sports Events, part of the ATPI Group, are entering in partnership today. ATPI Sports Events will run the ISF corporate travel needs as the official ISF travel agent. Its dedicated official ISF travel desk will provide essential and wide-ranging services for the ISF stakeholders, including staff, board members and national members federations athletes and ISF event organizers. In the framework of the ISF largest multisport and educational events for school students under 18 years old –‘’The Gymnasiade’’ taking place in France – Normandie from 14th -22nd May 2022 and also later on from 26th November to 3 December 2022 related to the 2020 postponed edition of the ISF Gymnasiade Jinjiang 2020 (China) the ATPI Sports Events department will propose travel services to ISF teams and will create hospitality packages for major ISF events and holiday experiences for school sport fans and communities in the near future.
With national school sport teams and families also being frequent flyers, traveling to global ISF events and to having an exciting and personalized touristic experience for teams including the families and friends of the athletes will be professionally supported. ATPI Sports Events has an extensive track record in working with major sports events, from Olympic and Winter Olympic Games to yacht races, as well as football teams and other major sports federations.
Laurent Petrynka, ISF President, said: ‘’ We are delighted to enter in partnership with such a leading international company in the field of travel and touristic experiences related to mega events. This is completely aligned with the ISF vision in term of team and their families’ experiences. We will strongly focus on the experience of these two groups together during and around our events. Our objectives are to propose traveling, accommodation and touristic packages which could also be tailored to any delegation or individuals who wish to be part of an ISF events. This will contribute that our communities create together common memories, and which will strongly ease all the logistical preparation of their trips to ISF international school sport events.
Ian Sinderson, ATPI Group CEO, said: “ISF is an organisation with big ambitions to grow participation generally and with values which align to ours at ATPI. We are very proud to be selected as the partner to ISF where we can offer all our experience gained over many years supporting sports organisations and events. This will help with the growth of the Federation and is an exciting opportunity for us and we will learn together how best to refine our support to meet their needs. We look forward to finding new ways of working to the benefit of the entire ISF community supported by MEI who support our continued growth in the iconic major sports and events market.
Founded in 1972, the International School Sport Federation (ISF) is an international non-profit sport organisation, acting as the umbrella organisation and governing body for national school sport organisations around the world, organising sport, and educational events for youth from 6 to 18 years old. Recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995, the ISF currently consists of 133 members over the five continents organising over 10 international school sport events per year and has more than 30 different sports included in its competition programme.
The ISF organises the largest international multisport and educational events for school students under 15 and also for under 18 years old called the ‘’ISF Gymnasiade’’. It organises also many ‘’World School Sport Championships’ and the event ‘’She Runs – Active Girls’Lead’’.
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