ATP Event Experts, part of the ATPI Group, will manage travel and accommodation spectator packages for the Games and will work from Glasgow 2014’s Commonwealth House HQ .
The GTO will assist VisitScotland and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau to promote the host city and country. The intention is to increase visitors’ spend and length of stay, as well as encouraging visits further afield throughout Scotland, thereby supporting the tourism and economic benefits of hosting the Games.
The GTO will facilitate the extensive accommodation and travel-related needs of Games Family, sponsors and the visiting media.
David Grevemberg, Glasgow 2014 chief executive, said: "ATPI have a real commitment to working with the Scottish tourism industry to promote the proud host city and host nation of the XX Commonwealth Games. ATPI’s expertise will not only benefit the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, but their assistance will also ensure we maximise opportunities for visitors to experience all that Scotland has to offer."
Scott Taylor, chief executive of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: "Expert travel management is fundamental to encouraging and driving visitors to Glasgow, and Scotland, in the build up to and during the Commonwealth Games and ATPI has a wealth of expertise and experience to draw upon as Games Travel Office provider.