British & Irish Lions appoint official licensed operators

The British & Irish Lions have announced the appointment of the Official Licensed Operators (OLOs) for the tour to South Africa in 2009.

The four Operators were appointed after a competitive tender process and will be able to sell official ticket-inclusive travel and/or hospitality packages from the beginning of January 2008.

The British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa takes place in June and July 2009, and commenting on the appointments John Feehan, the British Lions Limited chief executive, said: “The appointed Licensed Operators are the only companies entitled to provide official tickets combined with travel and/or hospitality in South Africa 2009.”

Indications suggest that the Lions tour to South Africa in 2009 is set to be the biggest yet, and Feehan added: “The interest is phenomenal and we estimate that there could be tens of thousands of fans making the trip.


It is important to highlight that fans obtaining tickets from unofficial sources run the risk of having those tickets cancelled.”


The appointed Official Licensed Operators are:


England Rugby Travel
– on 0870 120 1111

Gullivers Sports Travel
– on 01684 293175

– on 01235 555844

Thomas Cook Sport
– on 0207 104 2060

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