Sunday, June 16, 2024

Skyscanner Americas Tour: Global travel app announced as official travel technology partner of Scottish Rugby – Scottish Rugby

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Skyscanner have become the official travel technology partner of Scottish Rugby, and will sponsor this year’s summer tour, following on from successful activations in the Guinness Six Nations which saw the introduction of ‘The Ultimate View’.

The world-leading content went viral across social media, providing a unique view of the thrilling matches against France and England, capturing memorable moments from the roof of Murrayfield stadium.

The Skyscanner Americas Tour begins in North America where Scotland will play the Canadians first up on Saturday 6 July. Scotland will then journey to Washington DC to take on USA. South America is the third stop on Scotland’s travels as they return to Chile having played in Santiago in 2022. The tour will end in Uruguay where the two sides will play each other for the first time since the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

Skyscanner, a global brand based in Scotland, will continue to produce innovate content in conjunction with Scottish Rugby throughout their partnership.

The playing squad for the Skyscanner Americas Tour is set to be named tomorrow (Wednesday 12 June).

Charlie Simpson, Scottish Rugby’s Head of Business Development, said: “Skyscanner are an Edinburgh born, global company and we are excited to partner with such an ambitious, forward-thinking business for the Skyscanner Americas Tour and beyond.

“Earlier this year, we combined with Skyscanner to deliver something different with the Ultimate View content which showed what can be possible and we’re excited to see the content side of things go from strength to strength to continue to grow both our brands.

“Skyscanner are an excellent addition to our ever-growing portfolio of sponsors and we’re looking forward to seeing the impact of partnering up with a world leading travel brand.”

Clive Peoples, Chief Marketing Officer, Skyscanner said: “The crossover of values and shared culture of Skyscanner and Scottish Rugby is vast. We share more than just a birthplace. Our drive for relentless innovation, performance and competitiveness in our own field mirrors theirs. Scottish Rugby fans are some of the best travelled and we know they use Skyscanner, so it was a no-brainer for us to partner with the team.

“The Skyscanner Americas Tour is an exciting opportunity to highlight how travel enriches the experience of sports. International sports allow fans to experience new cultures, explore different places, and create lasting memories. For nearly twenty years, Skyscanner has been helping fans find the best travel options, making it easier and more affordable for them to support their teams around the world.”

Summer Tour Fixture List (kick-off times and broadcast information still to be announced)

Saturday 6 July: Canada v Scotland, TD Place, Ottawa
Friday 12 July: USA v Scotland, Audi Field, Washington DC
Saturday 20 July: Chile v Scotland, Estadio Nacional, Santiago
Saturday 27 July: Uruguay v Scotland, Estadio Charrúa, Montevideo

About Skyscanner

Skyscanner is a global leader in travel helping travellers plan and book their trip with ease and confidence. Every month Skyscanner connects with millions of travellers in 52 countries and 32 languages to more than 1200 trusted travel partners so they can find the best flight, hotel or car hire options. Over a million UK consumers voted Skyscanner the best travel site for price comparison at the British Travel Awards 2023.

Making use of the latest technology, Skyscanner simplifies the complexity of travel and provides honest and transparent solutions, searching more than 80 billion prices every day so travellers can be sure they’ve seen the best possible options, all in one place.

Founded in 2003, Skyscanner has offices worldwide, in Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America where traveller-first innovations are developed, powered by data and insights. Skyscanner is committed to helping shape a more responsible future for travel in collaboration with our partners, so that every traveller can explore our world effortlessly for generations to come.

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