Indian sports experiences operator Fanatic Sports has opened a new finance service through travel fintech SanKash.
Fanatic offers travel and event ticket and hospitality packages around the world. It is the official travel agent of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India and an authorised seller for the 2023 Ryder Cup, Roland Garros and Formula 1.
Now the Mumbai-headquartered group’s customers can pay for their experiences over a period of time, benefiting from payment options provided by SanKash. Customers can get credit of up to INR 10 lakhs ($1.3m), which can be spread over 12 months with a six months no-cost EMI option.
Raghav Gupta, chief executive of Fanatic Sports, said: “Fulfilling the sporting dreams of fans and fanatics has been the motto of our company. Whether it is official match tickets or exclusive meet and greet opportunities or customised itineraries that take care of individual needs, Fanatic Sports has revolutionised sports travel in India. And with SanKash, we see a partnership that will broaden this base and allow many more fans to undertake their dream sporting journey.”
Fanatic also offers packages for the Indian Premier League and Super Bowl among other major sporting events. Its packages combine official match tickets, accommodation, celebrity events and travel solutions.
The group has operations in North America, Australasia, Singapore and the UAE.
Akash Dahiya, co-founder and chief executive of SanKash, said: “We are excited to partner with Fanatic Sports to provide our customers with the opportunity to travel to major sporting events around the world. Sports tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in tourism and our aim is to make sports travel affordable and convenient for everyone, and this partnership is a step in that direction.”