Nirvana Confirmed as Official Travel Partner for PTO Tour

Nirvana Confirmed as Official Travel Partner for PTO Tour

The Professional Triathlete Organization (PTO) has named Nirvana as the Official Travel Partner of the PTO Tour in 2022.

The PTO Tour in 2022 consists of:

  • The PTO Canadian Open in Edmonton, Canada, July 23-24;
  • The Collins Cup in Bratislava, Slovakia, August 20-21; and
  • The PTO US Open in Dallas, Texas on September 17-18.

According to the PTO… “The professional races will see the world’s greatest non-editor professional male and female triathletes compete for a purse of US$1,000,000 for each Open and US$1,500,000 for the Collins Cup.”

Age group races have also been announced for all PTO Tour events, giving amateurs the opportunity to meet and race alongside the professionals, considered a hallmark of the sport of triathlon.

As part of the partnership, Nirvana will offer travel packages for all races on the PTO Tour, starting with the Collins Cup.

“Age-group competitors will be able to absorb all the hair-raising, thrilling and inspiring action of professional racing on Saturday August 20 before heading to the closed-road course on Sunday to experience it for themselves. “

According to PTO, the Collins Cup package is the “ultimate triathlon tour”. Designed specifically to give fans and age groups the opportunity to experience the facilities of the x-bionic sphere sports resort as well as giving exclusive access to professional athletes competing in the Collins Cup.

With a price starting from €1033 per person, the package includes:

  • 5 nights accommodation at the official 4* race hotel, the x-bionic sphere, with the possibility of rubbing shoulders with the PTO professional triathletes competing in the Collins Cup
  • Airport reception with private round-trip airport transfers (including bicycle transport)
  • A swim, bike and run workout with a professional PTO triathlete ahead of the Collins Cup
  • Exclusive Q&A with Collins Cup captains ahead of the pro race
  • Spectator access to the Collins Cup
  • Photo opportunity with the winning team of the Collins Cup
  • Admission to the Collins Cup press conference (subject to availability)
  • Guaranteed participation in the age group race (additional entry fees apply)
  • Race Entry Fee Cancellation Insurance, Injury or Illness Protection
  • Familiarization tour of the event site and Q&A with the race director
  • Hotel registration file
  • Priority access to bike check-in
  • Priority entry to the Welcome Banquet and Awards Ceremony
  • Bike storage authorized in the guest rooms
  • 3-hour wellness entry per stay
  • Unlimited access to the gym, swimming pool and athletics ring
  • All-you-can-eat half board at the Olym-pick restaurant with daily breakfast adapted to athletes, buffet dinner and early breakfast on race day organized from 4am
  • Event news updates straight from the race organization to the hotel
  • Experienced and dedicated Nirvana Event Manager on the ground in Samorin, to support and assist throughout
  • Water temperature updates and forecasts
  • Use of cycle path pumps in hotels and in transition before the start of the race
  • Pre-race bike mechanic service provided by an exclusive hotel bike mechanic
  • Management of travel and accommodation reservations before, during and after the event
  • Private on-site COVID-19 test for return trip (additional charge applies)

Sam Renouf, CEO of the PTO, said: “We are delighted to partner with Nirvana to offer travel packages for the Collins Cup in year two.

“Our first-ever Collins Cup last year showcased our amazing professionals to a cumulative global audience of nearly 7 million live, real-time triathlon fans with nearly 1,000 hours of live and on-demand coverage across over 165 countries, 22 languages, covering 400 million homes.

“We are delighted that so many people around the world have consumed the first Collins Cup. By adding age group races, we hope to provide an even better event experience allowing age groups to participate in their race and to watch the pros.

Nigel Morris, Managing Director of Nirvana, said: “We are delighted to have been named the Official Travel Partner of the PTO Collins Cup, building on the success of last year’s inaugural event.

“Our logistics expertise for age group races is second to none and we are delighted to help age group competitors have a weekend to remember running their own race and having watched the pros in this most extraordinary place that is the x-bionic sphere.”