National, August 25, 2021: A scrum, a tackle, a touchdown and the sound of thousands of fans cheering for their favourite players and teams. Imagine experiencing the excitement of a live rugby match in the beautiful country of France, as some of the best teams in the world take on each other at Rugby World Cup 2023.
In its continued commitment to offering the best experience to sports lovers from around the world including India, BookMyShow, India’s leading entertainment destination, has been appointed as the Official Travel Agent from India for Rugby World Cup 2023. A major event in the international sporting calendar, Rugby World Cup 2023 is set to take place in France between 8 September, 2023 and 28 October, 2023
To bring the game closer to sports enthusiasts in India by offering exciting ticket-inclusive travel packages for the games, BookMyShow will give users the choice to select from various options right from ‘Single Match Packages’ to ‘Follow Your Teams’ and ‘Knock Out Series’. In addition to these, the platform will also offer customised package options for corporate incentive groups for availing this once-in-a-lifetime combination of sports and tourism for their partners and employees. Fans in the country will be able to book these packages starting 25 August, 2021 and experience the action live in stadia, as they witness the unforgettable beauty of France.
Rugby World Cup France 2023 will commemorate the 200 years for Rugby and will be the tenth World Cup for the sport. But that’s not all! Beyond the 48 matches organized at nine stadia, Rugby World Cup 2023 will see a mega 45-day celebration uniting everyone involved around a single meaningful project. The tournament is expected to host more than 450,000 international spectators with more than two million tickets being available across venues.
Speaking about this momentous collaboration between the two countries, H.E Mr. Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India said, “France is thrilled to host the Rugby World Cup 2023 and is looking forward to receiving rugby enthusiasts from India and different parts of the world. This sporting event will provide fans a perfect platform to enjoy matches in a vibrant, festive ambience associated with major sporting events and experience France’s hospitality and wide-ranging tourism options.
Taking place in ten hallmark cities of France, visitors will also get ample opportunities to experience first-hand different facets of the distinctive culture, gastronomy, history and heritage of each of these cities. Paris will also be hosting the 2024 Olympic Games, which will boost France’s strong association with sports and global sporting events.”
Commenting on the partnership, Caroline Leboucher, CEO, Atout France added,“France is extremely proud and happy to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023. I hope that this beautiful event will be an opportunity for a great festive reunion with our international visitors, after the long period of mobility restrictions that we are experiencing. The ten cities chosen to host the matches will be as many opportunities to discover the diversity of the French regions, their natural and cultural heritage as well as their art of living. French professionals are already preparing to welcome visitors in the best conditions to make your trip to France an unforgettable experience.”
Commenting on the association, Anil Makhija, COO – Live Entertainment & Venues, BookMyShow said,“The upcoming Rugby World Cup 2023 in France marks an iconic event in the world of sports, with fans across the globe eagerly waiting for this mega tournament especially as we reel under the effects of the pandemic presently. BookMyShow is absolutely delighted to be associated with the tenth edition of Rugby World Cup, celebrating 200 years of this exciting sport in a breath-taking country like France. Over the years, BookMyShow has successfully partnered with global sporting events, enabling an unparalleled experience and bringing fans closer to the sport they love. As the official travel agent, we are pleased to offer an unmissable combination of the excitement of Rugby World Cup 2023 and the charm of France to millions of our users in the country.”
A total of ten cities from Lille in the North to Toulouse in the South will host 20 teams playing 48 matches across nine venues in France to compete for the ultimate Webb Ellis Cup. The opening match scheduled on 8 September, 2023 will be played between the host country France and New Zealand at the Stade de France. For all the fixtures on Rugby World Cup 2023, please click here.
To know more about the ticket-inclusive travel packages available for the Rugby World Cup 2023 on BookMyShow, click here
Launched in 2007, BookMyShow, owned and operated by Big Tree Entertainment Pvt Ltd (founded in 1999), is India’s leading entertainment destination with global operations and the one-stop shop for every entertainment need. The firm is present in over 650 towns and cities in India and works with partners across the industry to provide unmatched entertainment experiences to millions of customers. Over the years, the company has evolved from a purely online ticketing platform for movies across 6,000 plus screens, to end-to-end management of live entertainment events including music concerts, live performances, theatricals, sports and more, all accomplished at par with global standards. Some of the key properties that BookMyShow has brought to its markets over the past few years include U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour, NBA’s debut games in India, Disney’s Aladdin, Cirque du Soleil BAZZAR as also international artists such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber to name a few. BookMyShow has also built India’s largest organic reviews and ratings engine for movies and has driven technology innovations, such as the m-ticket and Movie Mode, impacting tens of millions of users and the industry at large. With continued support from investors including TPG Growth, Stripes Group, Elevation Capital (Formerly SAIF Partners), Accel and Network18, BookMyShow is invested in providing the best user experience, whether on-ground or online. Demonstrating category leadership, BookMyShow has grown beyond India with operations in UAE, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Singapore amongst others. The Mumbai-headquartered company counts Ticket Green, Eventifier, Masti Tickets and Townscript amongst its key investments in the sector.
BookMyShow is also committed to society at large, by way of its charity initiative BookASmile, which provides entertainment experiences to the underprivileged. For more information, please visit www.bookmyshow.com