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New All Blacks travel packages for 2013

allblacks.com     01 Dec 2012    

All Blacks Tours, a dedicated new travel company, has been exclusively appointed by the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) to provide official All Blacks supporters travel.

Supporters can book the new All Blacks Tours packages online from 1 December at www.allblackstours.com

Packages include access to unique tour events, experiences and merchandise as well as accommodation, travel and official match tickets.

The first packages to go on sale are for the opening Test of 2013, which sees France return to Eden Park on 8 June for their first match-up with the All Blacks since that pulsating Rugby World Cup Final, as well as the preliminary Bledisloe Cup fixture of next year when the All Blacks take on Australia in Sydney on 17 August.

All Blacks Tours General Manager, David Caldwell, says All Blacks Tours provides fans with a unique opportunity to join the greatest rugby team in the world on tour.

“Being on tour with the All Blacks is on every rugby fans bucket list. Whether you want to follow the team around the country and experience a Test match in one of our many great kiwi stadiums or head further afield on an international tour, we will look after all of your travel needs so that you can focus on enjoying great rugby in some fantastic destinations.

“Through our relationship with the NZRU, you’ll also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes perspective, attend training runs, hear from the biggest names in rugby and immerse yourself in All Blacks fever while on tour with the team. With All Blacks Tours you’re more than just a spectator.”

Packages range from the ultimate All Blacks fan experience through to accommodation and match ticket-only packages for the more independent traveller, with prices starting from $355 per person.

NZRU Chief Executive Steve Tew said: “We have a hugely exciting 2013 season ahead for the All Blacks which kicks off with the much anticipated match-up with France in the Steinlager Series so I am sure many fans who want to follow the team next year will find the right travel package to suit their needs through All Blacks Tours.”

Packages for the other 2013 All Blacks fixtures, including domestic Tests in Christchurch, New Plymouth, Wellington, Hamilton and Dunedin, and international matches in Argentina, South Africa, France, England and Ireland, will be launched early next year.

Fans can sign up at www.allblackstours.com to be the first to hear about new packages and offers as they are released.

Supporters can also register their interest online to be the first to reserve places for Rugby World Cup 2015, and join the All Blacks as they look to be the first team to go back-to-back and win the Webb Ellis Cup in England.

Air New Zealand, a long time sponsor of the All Blacks and New Zealand rugby, will act as a sales agent for All Blacks Tours, with packages also available through the Air New Zealand website.