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Arsenal Football Club has appointed Thomas Cook Sport as its official travel partner, replacing Thomson Sport. The two-year partnership also establishes the travel company as the Club’s official team travel supplier and official supporters’ travel supplier.

Under the deal, Thomas Cook Sport will provide domestic and European travel for the Arsenal men’s and ladies’ first-teams. Supporters will also be able to benefit from travel to European fixtures and exclusive match break packages, comprising of a match ticket plus accommodation to domestic home games and European away games.

Furthermore, Thomas Cook Sport will offer an Arsenal Holiday Travel Club, entitling the Club’s supporters to receive exclusive deals on holidays bookable via Thomas Cook.

Vinai Venkatesham, Head of Global Partnerships at Arsenal Football Club commented: “On behalf of everyone at Arsenal we are delighted to be resuming an excellent relationship with Thomas Cook Sport as our travel partner. Thomas Cook are a leader in sports travel and their commitment to our fans, players and everyone connected with the Club is vitally important as we look ahead to a successful campaign home and away in the 2011/2012 season.”

Danny Talbot, managing director of Thomas Cook Sport said, “It’s fantastic news that Thomas Cook Sport are once again teaming up with Arsenal Football Club, meaning we’re now the official travel partner for the Premier League’s top seven clubs from last season. This is true testament to our expertise, the hard work of our team and the fantastic customer service we provide, and we’re looking forward to once again picking up our great relationship with Arsenal Football Club and its fans.”

The agreement brings to an end the Club’s relationship with Thomson Sport which began in the summer of 2010, mutually agreed due to a change in strategic and business direction for Thomson Sport. Everyone at Arsenal would like to thank Thomson Sport for their support, and wish them well in the future.

Arsenal.com

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