Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) is expanding globally through a merger with Destination Sport Group (DSG). A British based company, DSG encompasses leading sports travel companies, which helps thousands of clients travel to sport events around the world, specifically in the endurance running, cycling and triathlon sectors through its Destination Sport Experiences (DSE) brand. In addition to its current headquarters in Boston, MA USA, MTT will now expand its worldwide footprint with offices operating under the business name of Marathon Tours & Travel in Manchester, United Kingdom and Australia.
“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.”
Brendan Fox, Managing Director of DSE said: “Marathon Tours & Travel is by far the best travel company in the mass participation marketplace. 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.”
MTT currently offers more than 40 running destination experiences around the world and looks forward to immediately expanding their race calendar offerings. In addition, the 2023 race calendar will incorporate cycling and triathlon participation events and several new Seven Continents Club® challenges. With this expansion, personnel growth in its Boston office will occur soon to include experienced Trip Designers with expertise in triathlon, cycling and running events.
As MTT continues to grow, it remains committed to exceptional customer service, providing great value and nurturing camaraderie for their clients. Their mission remains the same, which is to help clients accomplish their goals, enjoy authentic cultural experiences with like-minded people and remain innovative in the running travel industry.
Thom Gilligan will transition to the new role of Chairman and remain an integral part of the MTT Team. Jeff Adams will continue as President, responsible for the daily operations of the expanded MTT global business, together with all of Destination Sport Experiences North American interests.