Travel & Tourism

Uber leveraged its partnerships with the two Seville football clubs with a digital video-led campaign that promoted respect in the rivalry around the April 2019 derby.

To leverage its sponsorship of the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in China, Aeroflot activated its status as presenting partner of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Trophy Tour via a multi-strand campaign that included a collective video, app, social, pop-ups and a ticket contest.

In late June 2020, Bologna sponsor Trenitalia marked the end of Italy’s strict coronavirus lockdown with a campaign linking the restart of its ‘Frecciarossa’ high speed train services and the restart of Serie A.

Ahead of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, Etihad launched a campaign spanning television, cinema, online and at-event promotion to link the brand to the property’s values of tolerance, diversity and unity.

The Sevens’ co-title partner activated its rights in 2019 with a domestic focus: build local support for brand and event by making the Sevens and the city inseparable.

The stand-out activation in Malaysia Airlines' three-season partnership with Liverpool was a spring 2018 contest that incentivised fans to create and share their unique Liverpool cheers.

In 2016-17, Delta leveraged its Chelsea partnership to refresh its in-flight safety video with an animated film featuring stars Willian, Gary Cahill and César Azpilicueta.

At the start of December 2019, Qatar Airlines leveraged its sponsorships with AS Roma, FC Bayern Munich and Fifa with an in-flight safety video based around a fictional pre-match team-talk.

Ahead of the All Blacks making the trip to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, Air New Zealand dropped a ‘safety video’ and support-building marketing campaign.

In 2016, Emirates leveraged its Hamburg shirt sponsorship with an on-pitch ‘safety demonstration’ that became a social media video phenomenon.

Emirates unveiled its ‘Fly Better’ brand promise in October-November 2018, with a launch phase led by the airline’s sports sponsorship portfolio and culminating with AC Milan’s home game against Juventus.

Norwich City’s partnership with Visit Tampa Bay seeks to strengthen the proposition of Tampa Bay as a destination for UK holidaymakers.

Clarity, the business travel company that has taken on almost the entire staff of the defunct Thomas Cook Sport, is keen to restore the latter’s sponsorships with leading sports properties in the UK.

Manchester City shirt and stadium sponsor Etihad worked with the club to create a global skills challenge – running from November 2018 and finishing in June 2019 – based around a seven-stop football freestyler tour of key airline destinations.

The Swiss Ice Hockey Federation has extended deals with two of its major sponsors, watchmaker Tissot and the Swiss airline

Sports marketing agency Pitch International has brokered three partnership deals for the Brasil Global Tour – the series of international friendlies played by Brazil’s national football team in the run …

Qatar Airways has agreed a deal to sponsor the Eden Park stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. Qatar Airways will serve as the stadium’s official airline partner.