UK rugby fans can now book their place at Rugby World Cup in Japan as official hospitality packages go on sale.
Ticket-inclusive packages for the international event are now on sale via STH Live, the UK sales division of Sports Travel and Hospitality (STH) Group.
The home nations’ pool games, ‘follow your team’ packages and the knockout stage matches have proved to be popular with individuals and companies looking to secure the best available seats.
STH Group chief executive Simon Jefford said: “The appointment of STH Live as an exclusive hospitality sales agent for Rugby World Cup 2019 reflects their dedication to providing the ultimate hospitality experiences to their valued clients.
“Rugby World Cup 2019 is a special tournament that will provide companies and their guests a unique Japanese experience that will enhance the tournament and ensure the first Rugby World Cup in Asia is exceptional for all spectators.”
Customers can build and customise their hospitality experience with the range of official hospitality packages on offer.
STH Live provided hospitality packages for Rugby World Cups in 2007, 2011 and 2015, as well as delivering more than £100m in hospitality sales for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
STH Live was also an official sales agent for UEFA Euro 2016, Wimbledon Club, Royal Ascot, Chelsea Flower Show, NFL International Series, UCI Track Cycling World Championships 2016, UEFA Champions League Final 2017 and IAAF World Championships 2017.
The ticket sales programme for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan launched on January 19, as organisers began the process of selling almost two million seats.
Bundle package applications are initially available for priority members of Japan’s ‘rugby family’ for one week, with the multiple ticket entries then on general release from January 27 to February 12. Bundle packages will consist of multiple tickets to follow particular teams or venues.
According to World Rugby, the global governing body of rugby union, Japan is on track to become the ‘most accessible’ Rugby World Cup so far with the launch of the ticketing programme, with at least 1.8 million tickets available for the first edition of the tournament in Asia.