Clipper Ventures Plc signs The Marine Travel Company for Clipper 13-14 Race

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Clipper Ventures Plc has renewed its partnership with The Marine Travel Company who have been named Official Travel Partner for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. It will be the third time that the Canterbury-based marine travel specialists have sponsored the world’s longest ocean race, building on the successful partnership established in 2009.

CEO of The Marine Travel Company, Dave Thompson said: “This is a unique event and we’re delighted to be able to once more assist the Clipper Race Team and its crews with all their travel arrangements.”

One of the UK's leading independent marine travel services, The Marine Travel Company will provide specialist marine fares to the Clipper Race team and crew through a dedicated 24/7 booking service, allowing everyone involved with the race the greatest degree of flexibility in their event travel.

Booking through The Marine Travel Company allows access to specially negotiated fares with airlines. Fares are fully flexible in case of delays and an increased baggage allowance of 40kgs enables Clipper Race crew members to travel with all the kit they need to face the challenges ahead.

Formed in 2002, The Marine Travel Company provides dedicated travel services to the Shipping and Marine industries. As a fully bonded and accredited agency with IATA and CAA and with partners in the Advantage Focus Partnership, a group of more than 90 leading independent agents, the agency is able to obtain some of the best air fares available.

Clipper Race Director Justin Taylor said: “The Marine Travel Company’s expertise in marine fares and crew logistics has proved invaluable in the smooth running of the Clipper Race in recent years. There will be 600 crew members taking part in the Clipper 13-14 Race, all of whom will need to make travel arrangements for themselves and their families, so it is a considerable task which requires the kind of specialist experience that The Marine Travel Company provide. We are delighted to welcome them back as The Official Travel Partner of the Clipper Race.”