Kicking off TEAM Japan (チームジャパン) for Rugby World Cup™ 2019

Tourvest Destination Management and KNT-CT Global Travel (KNT) have announced the launch of TEAM Japan, a joint venture created specifically for the Rugby World Cup 2019 taking place in Japan from 20 September – 02 November 2019.

TEAM Japan’s core focus will be on providing ground handling services including: accommodation, transport and logistics, staffing, itinerary planning, venue sourcing and management to official Rugby World Cup 2019 tour operators, rugby unions, sponsor agencies, official media and broadcasters.

Commenting on their new partnership, Martin Wiest, CEO of Tourvest Destination Management said, “We are delighted and excited to be forming this new company with our partners KNT. For our mutual customers, we bring unparalleled expertise as a local collaboration in Japan with vast international experience of worldwide sporting events for sponsor agencies, tour operators, federations and media”. Masahiko Inada, President of KNT – CT Global Travel Co. Ltd. also commented “We are really looking forward to our partnership with Tourvest Destination Management and together creating the very best provider of ground services to all stakeholders at the forthcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan 2019”.

The partnership between these two dominant businesses is not new, and they have successfully collaborated on several large-scale projects at international sporting events, including the FIFA World Cup™ 2014 in Brasil, and the RIO Olympics™ in 2016.


Company Profiles

TEAM Destination Management is a global destination management company specialising in the provision and management of ground handling services surrounding large global sporting events. It has offices in the UK, Russia, Japan, Qatar & South Africa. TEAM Destination Management is a division of Tourvest Destination Management, the largest tourism group in the Southern Hemisphere with international offices and infrastructure. 

KNT-CT Global Travel Co., Ltd is KNT’s dedicated company specialising in Inbound Travel in Japan, The Inbound Brand of KNT-CT GT, has been a leading DMC in Japan since 1947, providing total support to visitors to ensure their safety and comfort while satisfying their travel needs. Their hospitality professionals design plans customized to individual client needs to create lasting memories.