AIPS, the International Sports Press Association, has partnered with Trustive, a leading, international WiFi access provider and No1 in Europe, in order to offer their members premium WiFi access during their travels. In fact, AIPS members can now get 10% off the standard rate of Trustive’s most popular prepaid WiFi access passes by going through the special link on www.aipsmedia.com
AIPS already has a reputation for excellence in the sports world and with a membership made up almost purely of frequent travellers, a partnership with Trustive was therefore a natural symbiosis. Trustive’s comprehensive network of 140,000 WiFi hotspots in 70+ countries has been designed to give business and leisure travellers mobile internet access when and where they need it most, in hotels, airports, bus & train stations, marinas, convention centres and many other premium locations. Of particular interest to any AIPS members who are covering the World Cup next month will be Trustive’s South African footprint, which numbers 1000+ premium WiFi hotspots located in all the major cities (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, etc.) as well as at Cape Town, Johannesburg & Durban International Airports.
Trustive’s managing director, Christian VanGhelder, said “we are very pleased to be able to welcome AIPS members to Trustive’s community of frequent travellers. We are confident that they will find our extensive WiFi network a real asset when they travel and that they will quickly discover the joys of our clear pricing policy, which includes no download quotas, thereby enabling customers to up and download files (for example photos and even film footage) at no extra cost.”
AIPS President Gianni Merlo hailed the partnership as a positive step towards supporting members in their everyday work. “The internet is crucial to our profession and it is with a great sense of pride that we have launched this initiative with Trustive – one which will be of immense value to our thousands of members worldwide,” Merlo said. “I am particularly pleased the partnership has been launched in time for our members working at the World Cup in South Africa to take advantage of the more than 1,000 WiFi hotspots available there.”
The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) is the peak professional body representing the sports media worldwide. Established at the 1924 Paris Olympic Games as Association Internationale De La Presse Sportive, AIPS boasts a membership of more than 9,000 journalists and photographers from 153 nations and has defended the rights of the sports media for almost 75 years. The association’s headquarters are based at Maison du Sport International in the Olympic city of Lausanne. AIPS publishes a quarterly magazine and maintains a website www.aipsmedia.com on a daily basis.
Trustive gives travellers comprehensive WiFi coverage by combining the hotspot locations of more than 70 leading WiFi operators into one unified, global network of 140,000+ WiFi hotspots (including more than 350+ airports internationally) and allowing Trustive customers access to these locations through a single click (single username and password plus a range of WiFi clients for both computers and smartphones that automate the log in process). For more information, please visit www.trustive.com