KTC gives English Premier League football fans a special treat. Ringside football package at special price offered with the cooperation of key sponsor and partners.

Stocks and Financial Services Press Releases Thursday November 22, 2007 03:45
KTC gives English Premier League football fans a special treat. Ringside football package at special price offered
with the cooperation of key sponsor and partners. An excitement not to be missed!

KTC lives up to the reputation of catering to niche groups with hot promotions. The firm is the first and the only credit card company who is working with English premier league sponsor Malaysia Airlines and the British Tourist Office, VisitBritain to give English Premier League football fans a special treat with travel package “KTC offers a chance to enjoy English Premier League from ringside at special prices” inclusive of flight ticket, accommodation, breakfast and guaranteed live match tickets. Members can pay in installments for up to 10 months. The package is available as from today.

Mr. Staporn Sirisinha, Senior Executive Vice President for Leisure Marketing, “KTC”, or Krungthai Card Public Company Limited, said “English Premier League is becoming increasingly popular among Thais and it is one of the programs with the most expensive broadcast license. As we have a reputation of being able to bring great promotions to our niche groups of members, we are now offering an EPL travel package to compliment the lifestyle and to satisfy the interest of this specific group of customers who have high purchasing power and enjoy traveling and activities they like in their free time.

“To avoid the issue of counterfeit tickets being sold to members of the public, we are working with Malaysia Airlines –a 5-star airline and a sponsor of EPL— and VisitBritain to offer EPL travel package at an especially low price to KTC credit card members. Travelling with us ensures that the tickets we offer are absolutely genuine.”

“The football package “KTC offers a chance to enjoy English Premier League from ringside at special prices” is made available from today, starting at only 61,900 Baht with the option of KTC Flexi installment payment at 0.69% interest for up to 10 months or from 6,630 Baht per month. The package is inclusive of roundtrip Malaysia Airlines economy ticket (members can choose either the Bangkok-London-Bangkok or Phuket-London-Phuket plan), 2-night accommodation with breakfast, airport shuttle service (London matches only) and one ticket to the EPL match of your choice. The package to the match at Manchester United Stadium will be inclusive of domestic British Midland London-Manchester-London flight ticket while the package to the match at Liverpool will be inclusive of domestic British Midland London-Manchester-London flight ticket and roundtrip Manchester-Liverpool train ticket. Interested members are advised to purchase tickets at least 6 weeks in advance to ensure availability. Members can purchase one or more tickets. The first twenty members to purchase two or more tickets will also be entitled to a 2-day Mini Cooper test drive.”

Mr. Vijayakumaran Avili, Area Manager Thailand, Malaysia Airlines, commented on their role in the offering of this package, “As an official carrier for EPL working together with VisitBritain and AKA (Alan Kotz Associate), we are pleased to learn that KTC is offering travel packages to this highly popular league. KTC is the first and the only one credit card company to offer such a travel package which will allow EPL fans to experience the excitement of the game in person. The thirteen matches we have arranged involve the big four teams best known among Thai people and with a lot of Thai fans. They are Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. The matches we have picked are among the most interesting. You definitely will not be let down by the package we have prepared.”

Ms. Emma Paris, Public Relations and Communications Manager, VisitBritain, said “We are really excited to be working with MAS and KTC on offering EPL packages to England. Nothing beats watching football live and with this package visitors can experience so much more about the culture of football in Britain. In addition to London, cities such as Manchester and Liverpool offer some of the best shopping, eating and night life that the country has to offer.”

Mr. Staporn elaborated “For “KTC offers a chance to enjoy English Premier League from ringside at special prices” we have selected thirteen interesting matches with the assistance of our partners: Arsenal versus Tottenham Hotspur on December 22nd, 2007 / Chelsea versus Tottenham Hotspur on January 12th, 2008 / Tottenham Hotspur versus Manchester United on February 2nd, 2008 / Manchester United versus Manchester City on February 9th, 2008 / Tottenham Hotspur versus Chelsea on February 23rd, 2008 / “Red Hot” Manchester United versus Liverpool, Chelsea versus Arsenal on March 22nd, 2008 / Liverpool versus Everton on March 29th, 2008 / Arsenal versus Liverpool on April 5th, 2008 / Manchester United versus Arsenal on April 12th, 2008 / Chelsea versus Manchester United on April 26th, 2008 / Liverpool versus Manchester City on May 3rd, 2008 / season’s last match Tottenham Hotspur versus Liverpool on May 11th, 2008. Packages will be sold through fifteen travel partners: World Explorer, Flight Centre, Global Union Express, Heng Chiang Tours, International Tours Center, Majestic Travel International, R.R. Rungnirund Tour, Supattaya Travel, Six Stars Travel, TV Air Booking, G.M. Tour and Travel, ST Deluxe Tour, Holiday Tours and Travel (Thailand), Takerng Express and Charal Business Chiang Mai Group (1991).”

For more information, please call KTC Travel Service Center at 0-2631-3444.
For more information, please contact
Public and Corporate Affairs Department
“KTC” or Krungthai Card Public Company Limited
Kandtharat Chermchitphong Tel. 0-2828-5057
Suchada Weerasakulrak Tel. 0-2828-5732
Prapatporn Chumchuwat Tel. 0-2828-5401
Fax. 0-2828-5046
E-mail: ktc_pr@ktc.co.th

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