RUGBY SEVENS

Cathay Pacific Launches 2012 HK Sevens Packages

Wednesday 14 December 2011, 1:15PM
By Cathay Pacific
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Rugby fans still on a high from the Rugby World Cup will be keen to watch the New Zealand Rugby Sevens team defend their title and honour at the 2012 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens from March 23-25, 2012.

Hong Kong is the birthplace of Rugby Sevens and the Hong Kong Sevens remain the premium event in the Rugby Sevens international calendar, as much for the unique carnival atmosphere in the streets and at the Hong Kong Stadium, as for the fast paced rugby games. There is a fantastic camaraderie among fans, many of whom dress up in gear they would never dream of wearing at home or in the office. There are Spartans, Greek Gods and plenty of full Lycra body suits among the crowds in the popular South Stand.

For those who want to be part of the fun atmosphere and also witness some terrifically competitive rugby, Cathay Pacific has a range of ticket options and travel packages for the 2012 Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Rugby Sevens. However, tickets are limited and fans who want to attend the tournament should get in quick to avoid disappointment.

A number of packages are available, ranging from a basic package of return air fare from Auckland to Hong Kong with tickets to the three day event, starting at $1930 for Economy Class travel and $6849 for Business Class.

For fans needing accommodation, packages which includes return air fare, accommodation in Hong Kong with a choice of 11 hotels and tickets to the Sevens, start from $2275 per person (on a share twin basis) for three night using the Cosmo Hotel in Mongkok through to the Park Lane Hotel, Causeway Bay for $2695 per person, or for those who fancy a spot of luxury Island Shangri-la Hotel from $3024 per person , share twin.

Packages with return airfare, four nights’ accommodation and Sevens tickets range from $2405 per person share twin at the Cosmo Hotel to $3385 at the Island Shangri-la per person share twin.

Passengers who wish to have more flexible travel options can purchase tickets for the three day event for $350 per ticket. However, passengers must travel into and out of Hong Kong to on Cathay Pacific to be eligible to purchase these tickets.

Reservations for these packages can be made on-line at www.cathaypacific.co.nz or through a local TAANZ bonded travel agent.