Marathon Tours & Travel is expanding through a merger with Destination Sport Experiences, a British-based company which helps thousands of clients travel to sport events around the world, specifically in the endurance running, cycling and triathlon sector.
“It is an exciting time for not only Marathon Tours & Travel, but also the thousands of global clients we service daily through traveling and running, as well through our Seven Continents Club, the only frequent traveler club for endurance event participants,” said MTT Founder Thom Gilligan. “We now have the opportunity to help even more runners and their travel companions accomplish their adventure travel goals, while continuing to offer exceptional experiences at an excellent value.”
Gilligan will transition to the role of chairman of the company. Jeff Adams will continue as president, responsible for the daily operations of the expanded MTT global business. Destination Sports Experiences and Marathon Tours & Travel will expand its worldwide footprint with offices operating under the business name of Marathon Tours & Travel in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Founded in 1979 in Boston, Marathon Tours & Travel was one of the first companies to specialize in travel services specifically for runners. It is the official North American travel agency for the B.A.A. Boston Marathon, TCS London Marathon, TCS New York City Marathon, Antarctica Marathon and many others. Destination Sport Experiences is a British-based mass participation sports travel specialist for athletes who want to participate in or attend cycling, running and triathlon events across the world.
Marathon Tours & Travel currently offers more than 40 running destination experiences around the world and in 2023 will incorporate cycling and triathlon participation events.
“Marathon Tours & Travel is by far the best travel company in the mass participation marketplace,” DSE Managing Director Brendan Fox said. “Thom, Jeff Adams and the fantastic MTT team have built an amazing brand. Our new and exciting partnership will help additional runners, cyclists and triathletes travel to more events across the world, giving them the high-quality service MTT customers have experienced over all these decades.”