World Rugby appoints England Rugby Travel for Rugby World Cup 2023

Rugby World Cup

Gloucester-headquartered England Rugby Travel, has been appointed an Official Travel Agent for Rugby World Cup 2023, France.

Rugby fans across the UK can now sign up to watch the world’s greatest rugby tournament in person (and considering the year we’re having, the rugby-mad team at Business & Innovation Magazine can’t wait!). Official ticket-inclusive travel packages go on sale with England Rugby’s travel company early next year.

It is just over a year since thousands of England Rugby Travel clients saw Eddie Jones’ team reach the final of Rugby World Cup 2019, Japan with more than 100,000 fans having had the opportunity to follow England over four previous tournaments thanks to their range of ticket-inclusive travel experiences.

The 2023 tournament will mark the 10th anniversary of Rugby World Cup and the 200th birthday of the sport itself. Anticipation is already rising for what is now the third largest sporting event on the planet after the Olympic Games and the football World Cup, with the all-important pool draw set to take place in Paris on the 14th of December this year.

England Rugby Travel will be launching packages early next year, which will range from day return coach and accommodation options to a wide variety of games, to multi-night stays, combining a break in some of France’s most beautiful cities with the chance to cheer on England throughout the tournament.

The Rugby World Cup 2023 will see millions of fans from across the world gather between 8 September, 2023 to 21 October, 2023, with 10 host cities – including Bordeaux, Paris and Nice – set to welcome fans with open arms.

Eddie Jones, Head Coach of England Rugby, said: “It’s great that England Rugby Travel will be supporting our fans and providing some amazing experiences at France 2023.

“I know first-hand what an excellent service they offer and we want to give as many fans as possible the chance to be part of the tournament and get behind England. The Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2019 was incredible tournament and we want to create the same impact in France.”

Justin Hopwood, Chief Commercial Officer at England Rugby Travel, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as an Official Travel Agent for the biggest event in world rugby.

“Our aim is to give fans the closest association to England Rugby as possible, with exclusive and unique access that, alongside our great range of packages and exemplary customer service, make us the obvious choice for fans who want the best range of official, ticket-inclusive travel experiences.

“Over these past four Rugby World Cups, we’ve really got to know England fans and what they want so our packages will be uniquely tailored to offer as many different options as possible for all travelling fans.”