WORLD SNOOKER TOUR PARTNERS WITH TOURISM EXCHANGE GREAT BRITAIN AHEAD OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
The World Snooker Tour has today (14 April 2022) confirmed a partnership with Tourism Exchange Great Britain (TXGB) and launched their official online booking platform for accommodation and experiences across their multiple UK based events.
Fans will be able to use the platform starting with the Betfred World Championship in Sheffield which begins on Saturday 16 April 2022, to connect them with multiple tourism suppliers across the towns and cities the World Snooker Tour visits.
Snooker has a rich history going back over 145 years and is played by over 100 million players in over 110 countries. With over 500 million fans around the world, the World Snooker Tour is broadcast in over 200 countries and has over 1 billion annual video views online.
Each year WST stages events in many locations around the UK including London, Sheffield and York, and tickets often sell out months in advance.
The booking platform will be integrated into the WST website and will show live availability and pricing for fans. It will also provide local businesses with the opportunity to engage the snooker fan base, analyse sales data and generate bookings.
TXGB, which was launched in 2019 in partnership with VisitBritain, addresses the fragmented tourism distribution landscape. It allows tourism businesses to broaden their distribution and allows distributors access to a wide range of bookable product.
Miles Pearce, Commercial Director, WST, said: “We are delighted to partner with TXGB on this new initiative, which will give fans a better and more convenient opportunity to make the most of the cities we visit and enhance their experience of snooker tournaments around the UK.”
James Berzins, Managing Director, TXGB, added: “Our mission is to unlock the full potential of tourism in the UK and celebrate the diversity of the industry. We are accessible to all sizes of businesses as we continue to grow the value and volume of tourism, and sport has a key role to play in that. WST is a perfect partner for us given their profile, fan base, and adoption and focus on digital.”
The WST platform is available at booking.wst.tv.
Tourism suppliers interested in becoming part of the WST platform should contact [email protected], along with other sporting events that wish to partner with TXGB.
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