Grand Masters 2018 World Cup Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain, 20 June – 30 June 2018

Barcelona, the largest city in the Catalonia region of Spain, is ideally located on the northern point of the Mediterranian Coast. Club Real de Polo de Barcelona will be host to the WGMA Grand Masters World Cup from 20 June – 30 June 2018.

Among the oldest cities in Spain, this city that never sleeps is filled with charm, historic buildings, art and beaches. Barcelona is one of the most culturally rich cities in Europe, with the jewels of Catalan history and contemporary architecture not to be missed.

As the official travel partner of Hockey New Zealand, the HOT Events team have recently visited Barcelona and have created two packages to suit all team members and supporters.

Grand Masters Barcelona Hockey NZ Package

  • 14 nights’ accommodation (17 June – 1 July 2018 ) @ official team hotel (4 star) – TRYP Apolo Hotel (twin or double room share)
  • Daily buffet breakfast at hotel
  • Return transfers from airport to hotel (on group flights)
  • Welcome service at TRYP Apolo Hotel
  • Dedicated HOT Events consultant who will work with you on your travel arrangements
  • HOT Events onsite assistance (at Official Hotel)
  • Team members only – includes Entry Fees & Turf Fees to Spanish Hockey Association, Umpire Subsidy and miscellaneous Hockey NZ costs (badges, first aid kit etc)

Players Package
from NZD $3300 per person based on twin or double room share

Management & Umpires Package
from NZD $3100 per person based on twin or double room share

Supporters Package
from NZD $3100 per person based on twin or double room share

Please note, this cost is land-only, flight costs are additional. Group flight details are listed below.

Not included

  • Stick bag (approx. NZD $85 incl. GST)
  • Uniforms purchased through Lotto (cost dependent on uniform required)
  • Transport to venue (outside of group airport transfer)


All prices are:

  • Per person in NZ dollars
  • Prices are subject to change, due to foreign exchange fluctuations and governmental taxes
  • Based on twin/double share accommodation – the single supplement is NZD $2540 for the 14 nights

Additional charges (at traveller’s own cost)

  • Any additional flight requirements or amendments (date changes or upgrades) to the group flights held
  • Any additional airline/luggage charges
  • New Zealand domestic flights (can be booked separately)
  • Single supplement (if you are choosing to have a room by yourself)
  • Visas (if required)
  • Tips/Gratuities (a guideline will be provided)
  • Costs related to any damage incurred to suppliers by athletes and supporters
  • Additional transfers to those outside the groups
  • Travel insurance in not included in your package price, but is strongly recommended for all travellers.  Hockey NZ’s preferred insurance partner is AON Insurance for both players and supporters, please ensure you contact AON for your personalised quote.Contact Details for AON: Elizabeth Boggs or Jane Kubicki

View Travel Insurance PDF

Land Package Payment Terms

  • Non-refundable booking deposit of NZD $2000 per person is required at the time of registration (must be received by 14 February 2018)
  • The balance of payment will be required by 21 April 2018
  • HOT Events accepts payment by direct credit, cash or credit card, as well as Q Card
  • Payment by credit card does attract fees, depending on the credit card type used

Please note, this large initial deposit required is due to the high season in Barcelona and is required to secure the group accommodation. We do appreciate that team members, coaches and supporters are self-funded, and we would like to extend House of Travel’s Q Card offer below to assist in making the initial or full package payments.

Secure your flights now!

Our experienced consulatnts can secure the best flight deals to Barcelona and beyond to best suit your team or individual needs. This is a great time to take advantage of Earlybird Sales currently available on a range of airlines, including Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines.

Contact our team at  (or register now) with your ideas and we can work with you to confirm your best value travel arrangements.

Optional Flight Add-Ons

Fly with the team!

Fly with the team! HOT Events have secured group airfares from Auckland to Barcelona at a great earlybird price of just NZD $2480.00 per person. The advantage of these group flights is the flexible payment terms, generous luggage allowance of 30kg combined checked luggage total and great connection times in Dubai. These seats are limited, so get in quick to confirm if you are wanting to take these flights!

While the group airfares are great for this tournament and a good way to fly with the team, different airlines will be releasing competitive airfares to Europe during their annual ‘New Years Sale’, which will be instant-purchase fares and require full payment at the time of booking. If you are confirmed in the team and wish to book different flights to take advantage of any of these flight sales, please do get in contact with us early by email to and our team will be able to work with you on securing any sale fares when they are released.

The group flights held currently are:

Saturday 16 June 2018

  • Flight EK449
  • Depart Auckland (AKL) @ 8.30pm
  • Arrive Dubai (DXB) @ 5.35am (Sunday 17 June)

Sunday 17 June 2018

  • Flight EK185
  • Depart Dubai (DXB) @ 8.15am
  • Arrive Barcelona (BCN) @ 1.25pm

Sunday 1 July 2018

  • Flight EK188
  • Depart Barcelona (BCN) @ 10.40pm
  • Arrive Dubai (DXB) @ 7.35am (Monday 2 July)

Monday 2 July 2018

  • Flight EK448
  • Depart Dubai (DXB) @ 10.05am
  • Arrive Auckland (AKL) @ 9.50am (Tuesday 3 July)

Prices are based on today’s airline and airport taxes and are subject to change prior to ticketing.

All seats are economy class, including meals, drinks, inflight entertainment and up to 30kg of combined checked luggage, 7kg hand luggage.

Group Flight Payment Terms

  • Non-refundable booking deposit of NZD $350 per person is required at the time of registration (must be received by 14 February 2018)
  • The balance of payment will be required by 21 April 2018.
  • HOT Events accepts payment by direct credit, cash or credit card, as well as Q Card
  • Payment by credit card does attract fees, depending on the credit card type used

Checked Luggage

Emirates works on a total weight system – regardless of how many bags.   They allow a total checked weight of 30kg.    Excess weight over the 30kg is charged at approx NZD $115 per kilogram – do not go over weight !

Domestic Connections

Group airfare options are valid for departures ex Auckland; we can assist with domestic flights to connect from traveller’s home city to Auckland. Please check with your HOT Events consultant for the costs.

Air New Zealand Domestic Connections (if required) – Air New Zealand work on a piece system and charge per bag.  Standard seat and bag fares will include 1 x checked bag and you can purchase an additional bag in advance for NZD $35 each way.  The maximum weight of any bag with Air NZ is 23kg.  Anyone with Koru or Gold Airpoints status will be entitled to an additional bag for free.  A fully flexi Air NZ domestic fare will include 2 x free checked bags and is just NZD $40 more than seat in bag, but has many advantages with its ability to be changed if required.

Sports equipment is just carried as part of your normal luggage allowance and is not given any further allowances.  Therefore, it will form part of your total weight allowance with Emirates and be considered an extra bag on Air NZ if it is in a separate bag.

    Q Card special offer – 16 months no payment & interest free

    HOT’s Q Card offer of 16 months no payment & interest free applies for all Hockey Travel NZ packages. Please note, a HOT fee of 2.5% applies, and terms and conditions apply. For further information, contact our HOT Events team, and visit apply for pre-approval.


    TRYP Apolo Hotel

    Official team hotel for New Zealand

    Experience the exotic allure of a Mediterranean metropolis when you stay at TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel. Located in the theatre district, this hotel, just a 10 minute walk from Las Ramblas, puts stunning beaches, great restaurants and dazzling architecture right in the palm of your hand. The Metro subway and train station are right outside the lobby doors, connecting the hotel to Club Real de Polo, host to the IMHA World Masters.   

    All rooms are either 1 x queen bed or 2 x single beds and include:

    • cable/satellite TV with international channels

    •  air-conditioning in all rooms

    • safety deposit box

    • iron, and ironing board

    • bathrooms are marble finished with shower and bathtub, hairdryer and toiletries

    Extension travel

    Extend your time in Spain or beyond

    Make a holiday of it and stay a little longer.  From exploring Spain’s historic cities, vineyards and beaches, or travelling further around Europe, we can assist you with your travel arrangements.

    Please let us know your plans and we can quote you the costs for your consideration.

    More travel options

    If travellers require alternative flight options outside the group arrangements, HOT Events / Hockey Travel NZ can also assist you with these individual requirements. We will help you find the best airline and airfare option to suit your requirements.

    Special conditions apply to all general airfares and these conditions will be advised with your travel quotes. All quotes are subject to seat availability at the time of booking.

    Important information

    Shared Rooms

    Share accommodation is based on twin or double rooms only (maximum 2 adults per room).

    If team members are travelling alone and wish to share with someone, HOT Events will assist with matching up with other travellers in the same team or similar age/gender as best as possible.

    Shared rooms will be subject to finding another traveller who is staying the same dates. This is not guaranteed and should no other traveller require the same dates, the traveller who has requested accommodation will be required to pay the total cost of the room (single supplement).

    The package price is based on the standard room type. If you wish to upgrade your room type, please advise our team at the time of booking and we can advise the cost to upgrade, subject to availability.

    Taxes, Levies, Fuel Surcharges and Fees

    These taxes are now collected as part of your ticket cost and are included in package above.

    For independent or extension travel taxes and levies may change.

    Please note: the price is based on taxes, levies and fuel surcharges (dated: 5 December 2017) which may be subject to change prior to us receiving payment in full from the athletes. We reserve the right to pass on any price increase to athletes prior to payment in full as they are beyond our control.

    To ensure the package prices do not increase we do recommend payment in full as soon as possible. We will re-cost all packages should these change prior to full payment.

    Exchange Rate

    All prices have been quoted in New Zealand Dollar (NZD) at today’s exchange rate (dated: 5 December 2017)

    Package Conditions

    Prices are subject to change

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