Swiss ticketing and digital e-commerce platform Daimani has been appointed to support the ticket-inclusive hospitality programme for the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.

The tournament’s organising committee has today (Tuesday) appointed the Zurich-based company to be its exclusive international hospitality agent.

Daimani is offering a variety of products that allow customers to attend matches, such as regular Follow My Team and City Packs, as well as exclusive conditional knock-out match-options such as L’Expert Packs.

The hospitality packages will be available in four different official categories: Webb Ellis, Du Manoir, Brennus and Le Village, while Skyboxes are also available.

France 2023 organising committee chief executive Claude Atcher said: “The France 2023 organising committee has vowed to make this Rugby World Cup the most accessible one ever. Daimani, through its online solution, has allowed us to fulfil this promise to our international fans.

“We are proud that the concept and production of our catering offer is being developed by the venues themselves, to reflect the unique flavour of each city, region, and hospitality traditions.”

In addition to online sales, the company will work with organisers to create a network of official hospitality sales agents in key territories who will be authorised to sell hospitality packages within their appointed markets.

The sale of official Rugby World Cup hospitality packages will be offered in seven languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and simplified Chinese for the first time.

Daimani chairman Andreas Truttenbach said: “We are grateful for the trust that has been placed in us by World Rugby and the France 2023 organising committee to deliver a world-class, 21st century-selling solution for this global festival of rugby, and the coming together of the wider rugby community.”

The tournament will see 20 teams compete over 51 days across nine venues in France to lift the Webb Ellis Cup. The opening match on September 8 between hosts France and New Zealand at the 80,700-capacity Stade de France will kick-off an eight-week, 10-city and 48-match festival of rugby.

Rugby World Cup 2023 official hospitality packages for all matches are now available on live sale.

World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin added: “Rugby World Cup 2023 will be a celebration of France and rugby as well as our sport’s 200th anniversary. We know international fans and companies are in safe hands with the appointment of Daimani’s digital selling solution for the tournament’s international official hospitality programme.”

Last month, organisers reported that all 350,000 tickets available for the first phase of general public sale were sold within five hours. The France 2023 organising committee said that new products and tickets for the knockout phases will be made available to the general public in autumn 2021.

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