Beware unofficial hospitality packages

Make sure to only purchase official hospitality packages sanctioned by Ryder Cup Europe

Beware of unofficial hospitality

Ryder Cup Europe has launched its official hospitality sales process for The 2014 Ryder Cup and for the first time, day hospitality packages ,aimed at the SME community, will be available.

Official Hospitality packages that provide access to the PGA Centenary Course at The Gleneagles Hotel, where the event is being held, will only be contracted directly with Ryder Cup Europe. Organisers are therefore urging businesses to carefully scrutinise the claims of independent hospitality packages to avoid disappointment as match day tickets are not transferable and are subject to stringent fraud prevention measures.

Richard Hills, Europe’s Ryder Cup Director, said: “The Ryder Cup offers one of the most prestigious forms of hospitality anywhere in the world. Whilst we are delighted to have created a programme with the ever changing market conditions in mind, buyers are urged to be clear exactly what their package includes to avoid disappointment or embarrassment.

“Businesses looking to entertain clients and colleagues at The 2014 Ryder Cup should be cautious of unofficial packages offering hospitality around the event but outside of the venue. They may not be illegal but they cannot include tickets for The 2014 Ryder Cup. If you are in any doubt, we urge people to contact us directly so we can confirm whether a package is official or not.”

For the first time, single day hospitality packages will be on offer in an effort to attract a greater number of small and medium sized businesses to The Ryder Cup. All packages include food and complimentary refreshments throughout the day as well as tickets to see the event unfold at Gleneagles.

Click here to register interest in hospitality packages.