Sports Tours International UK are the official Travel partner for the ING New York City Marathon and are now taking reservations for the 2011 event. For New York they offer a range of travel packages and options which are outlined below.
1. Full packages (include hotel, flights and race entry)
The full package option includes The Travel Inn, Belvedere and The Marriott Marquis hotels and is for any duration from 3 nights upwards.
2. Accommodation and race entry
For this option Sports Tours International would provide the hotel for a minimum 3 nights stay, along with race entry. Runners would then separately book their own flights and transfers to their chosen hotel. Prices and details for 2 different hotels are given on Sports Tours International’s web-site.
3. Flight and race entry
This option allows the flexibility to source your own accommodation in New York, ideal for staying with family and friends. Sports Tours International book your flights to and from New York and provide your entry into the race plus transfer on Race Day morning from 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan. Leaving you to just organize a bed and transport in New York ‼
For those packages that include flights, Sports Tours International use flights from London Heathrow to JFK and Newark airports (dependent on which package you chose). To connect with their transatlantic flights they can organize domestics flights to London Heathrow at an addition cost, which is currently £100.00 per person, but is subject to availability.
Currently they can also offer Continental Airlines flights from selected regional airports to Newark airport. These do carry a minimum £100.00 supplement per person on top of their regular package prices. Please note that if you chose Continental Airlines to Newark, airport transfers in New York (for full packages) are not included.
Reservations can be made using the Aports Tours online booking system unless you wish to book using Continental Airlines.
If you wish to book on a Continental flight from a regional airport please complete a booking form which can be downloaded from the Sports Tours website and return, completed, to their office (fax, scan or post). Once they have secured the relevant seats from Continental they will contact you with a full costing.
At this stage if you wish to confirm your booking Sports Tours International would require a deposit of £499.00 per runner. Non-runners should return a deposit of £200.00. unless you are on a flight and entry package with Continental where full payment would be required.
If you have any questions about any of this information, or would like to discuss any aspect of their tours, please do not hesitate to call:
Sports Tours International
Tel: +44 (0)161 703 5806
Fax: +44 (0)161 703 8547