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    RWC 2011 Travel Agents announced

    (RUGBYWORLDCUP.COM) Monday 26 October 2009

    Rugby World Cup Ltd (RWCL) and Rugby Travel and Hospitality Ltd (RTH) are pleased to announce the appointed Official Travel Agents (OTAs) for Rugby World Cup 2011, New Zealand.

    The first official travel packages for the Tournament will go on sale from January 1, 2010 through 20 global OTAs worldwide, presenting the opportunity for the global Rugby family to book their tickets to Rugby's premier Tournament a year and a half before kick-off.

    The agent appointments follow a comprehensive tender evaluation and selection process. The appointed agents will ensure Rugby supporters from around the world are offered a wide choice of travel packages based on content and price.

    "Rugby World Cup is now one of the top five sporting events in the world and the strength of the RWC 2007 commercial ticketing programme was one of the major success stories of a record-breaking tournament with ticket package and corporate sales exceeding 100,000 - more than the 1999 and 2003 Tournaments combined," said RWCL Managing Director Mike Miller.

    "We are delighted that we now have on board the Official Travel Agents for RWC 2011 and that we are continuing our excellent partnership with RTH. This is a key step in the ticketing programme and the announcement so far in advance of the Tournament is another indication that we are on track to deliver a great Rugby World Cup."

    RTH Chief Executive Officer Andrew Burton said: "RWCL, RTH and the appointed agents are all committed to providing the best possible service and Tournament experience for rugby supporters throughout the world who will travel to Rugby World Cup 2011."

    "Fans will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of match ticket inclusive travel packages, offering a wide range of ways to live the RWC 2011 experience. By booking through an OTA, the global Rugby fan can be sure that their tickets are guaranteed. Supporters obtaining tickets from unofficial sources should be aware that they run the risk of having those tickets cancelled, being refused entry or being rejected from the stadium."

    RWC 2011 will be the seventh Tournament and is on course to write another memorable chapter in the RWC success story. With a little under two years to go operational planning is on track, the match schedule completed and the commercial programme advanced. Official Corporate Hospitality Packages will go on sale on February 1, 2010. Match tickets will go on sale via the official tournament website www.rugbyworldcup.com globally in April 2010.

    The appointed agents are:

    Argentina
    Tower Travel

    Australia
    Total Sports Travel
    We Love Rugby

    France
    Couleur Rugby
    Eventeam
    NZ Voyage
    Phileog Sports

    Italy
    Esatour

    Japan
    J World Travel

    New Zealand
    House of Travel
    Seasonz Travel

    South Africa
    Edusport
    Indojet
    Makro Sports Travel

    United Kingdom
    England Rugby Travel
    Gullivers Sports UK
    Thomas Cook Travel

    USA
    Great Atlantic Travel

    Cruise Ship Operators
    Adventure World
    CruiseCo


    http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/mediazo...ts%20announced

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    travel agents packages are far too expensive much better doing it yourself...
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    Yes... and much more fun too - it's a rugby tour not a coach trip

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    At least you're guaranteed tickets through an agent though

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    Tickets ain't gonna be an issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thequeerone View Post
    Tickets ain't gonna be an issue
    ha, yeah no worries

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    let the rip offs begin

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleypinkbit View Post
    At least you're guaranteed tickets through an agent though
    I would have thought the big up would be that someone else would do all the co-ordination. Miss out on any one of the travel, tickets and accommodation on any day of the trip and it all goes south pretty quick. They seem to have made it as hard as possible too - Aus playing in Christchurch, then Auckland, then Wellington, then back to Christchurch means plenty of travel and digs to arrange. The tickets might be the easy bit, but a guarantee might be nice if the smaller venues mean a lottery system like we had here - could be a long and expensive trip if you just end up watching the games in the pub anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thequeerone View Post
    Tickets ain't gonna be an issue


    are you sure?

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    Have a finger - took 2 hours for the last RWC - will be no different this time - think the lottery is 1/1/10 just have to keep hitting the refresh button

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thequeerone View Post
    Have a finger - took 2 hours for the last RWC - will be no different this time - think the lottery is 1/1/10 just have to keep hitting the refresh button
    interesting,couldnt get tickets for the last RWC through the normal channels,in the end purchased some from a mate whose company was a major sponsor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thequeerone View Post
    Have a finger - took 2 hours for the last RWC - will be no different this time - think the lottery is 1/1/10 just have to keep hitting the refresh button
    last time around, an hour to get the group stages package for wallabies games, and about 20 mins to get an extra 2 tickets for the aus vs wales game..

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    Hire a room at JB O'Reillys for the duration....

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    No chance - the publican will be on the machine as well - remember last time

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    Actually no. What happened?

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