Brazilian agency Faberg Tour Experience has set up its European headquarters in Portugal. The São Paulo (Brazil) based company, which was created in 2005 by former Brazilian tennis player Fábio Silberberg, specialises in organising unique sporting experiences, taking clients from all over the world to watch their favourite athletes play in the biggest and most anticipated global sporting events.
Having reached number 120 on the ATP ranking and played on the Brazilian Davis Cup team, Silberberg established valuable contacts in the tennis world, which he now uses to his advantage. What started off as a fun way of gathering friends and providing them with unique experiences soon became a real business for him.
The company he created aims to fulfil all of its clients sporting desires, from finding the best seats at Wimbledon to booking five-star hotel rooms in Rio de Janeiro for the upcoming Open.
“With the success the company is experiencing, it was only natural to open a European delegation,” says Rodrigo Drysdale, head of the new Beloura (Sintra) based office, which focuses on the old continent’s major events such as Wimbledon, Rolland Garros and the (British) Open, to name but a few. Drysdale chose to set up shop in Portugal, not only because he’s lived here before but “because it’s multicultural and a great central point in Europe,” he says. “The idea now being to expand on more sports in Europe, with rugby, football, Formula 1, golf and so on.”
Clients can choose from any of the major events available on the agency’s website, as well as tailor a trip to any other event. “Faberg offers the best ticket allocation, VIP hospitality access and personalised services with dedicated staff on site. You can even get to mingle with your favourite athletes at exclusive events,” points out the head of the European office. All in all, it's an exclusive and worry-free travel experience, with the only aspect of the trip not included being the flights.
Of course this type of service doesn’t come cheap and isn’t just for anyone. A package for the upcoming Rio Open ranges from €2,400 up to €12,000 p.p. for six nights of accommodation and three days of tournament. “We also have a Carnaval booth for our guests at the Sambódromo,” says Drysdale, “making it an all round unique experience.”