England rugby player fronts Marriott digital campaign

An England rugby player's special moment is featured in Marriott Hotels' new film for its #ReuniteMeWith campaign.

South African-born Brad Barritt, who left his native Durban when he was 18, was reunited with his mother and sister at the final game of this year’s RBS Six Nations tournament.

The film was launched by MEC Access, the content agency used by the Rugby Football Union.

Chi Nguyen, the director of field marketing, Europe, at Marriott Hotels International, said: "As part of our partnership we wanted to do something special for fans living abroad through the #ReuniteMeWith campaign.

"This beautiful film, created by MEC Access, extends our core message of reuniting with friends and family over rugby in 2015."

The #ReuniteMeWith campaign launched in February and encourages people who love rugby to send Marriott videos explaining why their family members who live abroad should be flown to Twickenham to watch a match.

The hotel chain will choose four winners, who will be flown home for a reunion at an England match in 2015.

Ben Bradley, a business director at MEC Access, said: "It was amazing to bring Brad Barritt’s family over to London and surprise him at Twickenham.

"Travel has the power to bring the world together and through #ReuniteMeWith we’re doing the same for rugby fans all round the world."

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