Marathon Tours & Travel announces launch in China

Marathon Tours & Travel (MTT) offers travel packages for runners looking to participate in some of the world’s leading running events.

It offers runners a host of benefits, including guaranteed entry, transportation, accommodation and on-the-ground team support. 

MTT’s destination races span a variety of distance options such as ultra-marathons, marathons, half-marathons, 10K and 5K. The team promotes all events from the world-famous, sell-out Abbott World Marathon Majors, with guaranteed entry options available, to adventure experiences such as Madagascar, Antarctica, and Patagonia to name a few.

Marathon Tours & Travel has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years, and the team is excited to announce  they are opening an office in China. This offers Chinese runners the chance to travel the globe to participate in some of the world’s most famous marathons – including the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON, Sydney Marathon and the Paris Marathon. Pre Covid, China was the world’s largest marathon running market, therefore it is a great new endeavor for the team; and one that they are confident will be a huge driving force in their ongoing global growth and development.

Chinese runners and their supporters can book their race packages on the brand new MarathonToursCN WeChat mini-programme (Chinese only) while the detailed content can be viewed on the newly launched bilingual website.  This will provide a seamless process from the moment of booking, right through to the event itself. Marathon Tours & Travel China are also excited to be introducing the world renowned Seven Continents Club® to Chinese runners showing that Marathon Tours & Travel are committing to be globally inclusive to all runners.

With over 30 years of experience within the travel and event industry, Kris Van Goethem has been appointed the role of Managing Director for China, he said: “We are very excited to bring such a powerful brand to the runners in China, and we have selected races and destinations with a strong appeal in the local market. Thanks to the close cooperation with and advice from our experts at Marathon Tours & Travel USA and UK, we are now presenting a portfolio of races around the world, and we will be expanding our offer in the coming months. We invite runners in China to have a look and join the club, our customer service team is ready to be of service!”

Jeff Adams, President of MTT USA, said: “Marathon Tours & Travel has been exploring the seven continents ‘one stride at a time’ for the past 44 years, we have witnessed and continually contributed to the unifying power of sport around the world.”

“In this time have attracted more than 60,000 active clients, including almost 9,000 members of our Seven Continents Club representing 91 countries. Our ultimate goal is to provide exceptional service to our clients, their supporters, and our industry partners; and we are committed to continually adjusting to their needs and investing in our market-leading portfolio of events. Launching in China is an important development for us, and we are delighted to welcome Kris and his expert team onboard, to spearhead this exciting chapter for Marathon Tours & Travel.”

For more information on Marathon Tours & Travel China, visit www.marathontours.com.cn. The team can also be found on LinkedIn and on WeChat.

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