NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading luxury travel agency Protravel International is offering curated packages to what is predicted to be one of the most sought-after sporting events of 2019, the Women's World Cup in France.
The full match schedule for the 2019 Women's World Cup, taking place June 7 to July 7 in nine different host cities throughout France, will be published Dec. 8, 2018, but Protravel is already seeing tremendous interest in the event. The full match schedule will be available on Saturday, Dec. 8, following the 2019 Women's World Cup draw in Paris.
"The surge in popularity of women's soccer, the momentum from the 2018 Men's tournament and the recent success of Team USA have resulted in a huge increase in interest in the 2019 tournament," said Protravel International President Becky Powell. "When you add in the popularity of France as a travel destination, some experts are predicting that this may break attendance records."
In recent years, attendance at the Women's World Cup ranged from more than 26,000 to more than 37,000 per match. With France as the host country, those numbers are expected to spike.
"The 2019 Women's World Cup provides a perfect opportunity to visit France, whether you choose a match in Grenoble, Nice, Montpellier, Lyon, Reims, Paris, Le Havre, Valenciennes or Rennes or a combination of venues from romantic Paris to glamorous Nice to historic Lyon," said Powell.
Protravel is offering several options to soccer fans at locations ranging from historic venues to state-of-the art stadiums:
Follow Team USA packages
Semi + Final Packages in Lyon
Customized packages to any match or combination of matches throughout the tournament
"Whatever your ideal tournament experience looks like, our advisors can help you create the perfect itinerary with VIP treatment," said Powell. Packages include prime Women's World Cup hotels, preferred match day experiences, high touch services and customized sightseeing.
Powell urges soccer fans to book early since many have been waiting for the Dec. 8 draw to begin booking their trips.
Twenty-four of the world's elite soccer nations come together every four years to compete in the historic event. This is the first time France has hosted the tournament, now in its eighth edition, and the third time it has been held in Europe.
To learn more about these special packages, visit www.protravelinc.com to locate an advisor near you.
About Protravel International, LLC:
Protravel International, LLC is a Travel Leaders Group company. Founded in 1984, Protravel International, LLC is a full-service, dynamic travel company with an award-winning reputation. Protravel is headquartered in New York City and supports 20 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, plus a network of hosted agents in all corners of the U.S. Today, more than 900 people make up the Protravel organization. Our expertise in destination, international faring and competitive products – coupled with our superior network of contacts in the airline, hotel, cruise and hospitality industry – makes Protravel one of the most powerful selling forces in the travel industry. Protravel travelers also have access to The Travel Collection by Travel Leaders Group, a selection of travel offers and discounts available at no additional cost to holders of select American Express® cards. For more information visit www.TheTravelCollection.com.
2018: Year of the Travel Agent
Travel Leaders Group has named 2018 Year of the Travel Agent. Over the last decade, the travel agency industry has flourished through technology, the growth of travel options and personalized service. Travel Leaders Group represents approximately 52,000 travel agents with unmatched expertise in 135,000 destinations and 53,000 areas of interest. Travelers and suppliers have rediscovered the value a professional travel advisor delivers to the travel experience. Travel agents help to move people around the world, and keep our economy growing.