WSA travel partner Gray Dawes Sports Travel 

WSA travel partner Gray Dawes Sports Travel 

The Welsh Sports Association (WSA) is pleased to announce their new travel partner Gray Dawes Sports, following the company’s acquisition of former WSA partner Ventur. 

WSA members will be able to continue taking advantage of the same benefits, with Gray Dawes offering the highest level of expertise and service, backed by state-of-the-art technology. 

See how our partnership with Gray Dawes can benefit you!

Gray Dawes Sports has been helping world-class sports teams get to top sporting events for decades, so are well placed to support WSA members. 

With dedicated sports specialists, Gray Dawes Travel is here to guide WSA members every step of the way. Gray Dawes Sports can not only reduce travel costs but save time also simplify the booking process; adding flexibility to source the best flights or the most convenient airport, making last-minute changes or upgrading where required; and taking care of specialist requirements also. 

Plus, with industry-leading insight and intelligent carbon-offsetting technology, WSA members can access whatever they need at their fingertips. 

As members of ABTABTA and IATA, Gray Dawes are qualified and well placed to advise you on changes within the industry which may affect your journey and support with any wider issues. They’re also on hand to help every step of the way, including managing your team’s visa requirements, no matter how complicated a trip or itinerary. 

Head of Sport Operations for Gray Dawes, Jonathan Hutton, commented: 

“We’re delighted to be partnering with the WSA. Gray Dawes Sports has a wealth of experience supporting a wide range of great clients, so working together with the WSA and their other partners will be a very natural fit for us. As part of the largest and oldest independent TMC in the UK, our expertise in travel is second to none. The innovative tools and technology we have available, coupled with fantastic, knowledgeable staff with deep sports expertise will provide the WSA and their clients with a proven winning travel solution.” 

An independent and family-owned business, Gray Dawes’ approach to travel management can be summed up as ‘high touch, high tech’. They focused on understanding their clients’ culture, values, and objectives to deliver on a higher level with their trademark emphasis on personal service. They believe that this approach, combined with their global reach – Gray Dawes has offices throughout the UK, USA and Australia, will enable them to provide even better travel experiences for WSA members.  

Gray Dawes Group Marketing Director, John Cooper, added: 

“Building on the legacy of Ventur, we’re super excited to bring the Gray Dawes’ ‘ALWAYS ON’ solution to WSA members. We are always there for our clients, where they need us, when they need us. And with a shared technology platform across the entire Gray Dawes global operation, WSA members will enjoy a seamless personal service as we follow the sun from the UK to America to Australia.” 

WSA Commercial Manager Tom Sharp added: 

“The WSA are delighted to support the membership with an experienced, cost-effective and dedicated sports specialist travel team. Gray Dawes have been working with a handful of our members for many years, so we know that they ‘get sport’ and they’re a safe pair of hands when it comes to in-country support and re-patriation if needed.  They purchase flights on account, so supporting those smaller NGBs that have historically paid for their flights on credit card is of significant value too.” 

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