The Rugby World Cup 2015 is set to kick off – literally – this fall at 13 venues in England and Wales.
From Sept. 18 through Oct. 31, fans of participating nations, including Canada, and from across the ruby world will have sights set on the UK, which tourism officials predict will be a boon for tourism.
“Sport in Britain is an incredibly powerful sales tool; it attracts millions of fans worldwide,” said Canada’s British deputy consul Fern Horine at a Visit England event in Toronto. “The World Cup provides a tremendous opportunity for tourism and builds on our Olympic Games legacy.”
Tickets for the games are still available. For more information, visit http://www.visitengland.com .
Among trade visitors joining Horina (l) at the event were (l-r) Dan Prior, Transat; Lynda Falcone, Visit Britian; Jacqui Budd, Merit; Mark McCulloch, Visit England; and Samantha Cowan, Connection Tours.