ICC World Twenty20 2010 launches global hospitality sales force

CASTRIES, St. Lucia -- The promotion of hospitality packages for next year’s ICC World Twenty20 West Indies 2010 has been pushed up a notch as the official hospitality programme has now signed up additional agents in to promote the sale of these exclusive products.

Great Vacations (Jamaica), Carib Travel (Saint Lucia) and The Travel Centre (Trinidad and Tobago) are three new additions to the Caribbean sales team, each of which has experience in hospitality sales during ICC Cricket World Cup 2007.

Approaching the key markets of India and South Africa are Twenty First Century Media and One Stop Sports and Entertainment, respectively while completing the line up are two Australian agents, the renowned and experienced Platinum Pass and the ticketing giant Ticketek.

All sales agents will be promoting and selling two types of hospitality, the Century Dining package and the Beyond the Boundary Suite package.

Both will be competitively priced – significantly cheaper than comparative packages for the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2007. Prices and package inclusions, as well as a list of all official hospitality sales agents, are available by visiting www.windiescrickethospitality.com or by following the ‘hospitality link’ at www.icc-cricket.yahoo.net.

Any parties interested in becoming an official sales agent are asked to email hospitality@windiescricket.com for an information pack.

Background:

Pricing information:

·   On average, pricing for this tournament is almost half the cost of similar packages sold to ICC Cricket World Cup West Indies 2007:

o   A dining package to the final in 2007 cost US$1,299. This time it will cost just US$649 for what is essentially the same package in the same facility at the same venue

o   A dining package to a semi-final in 2010 will cost just US$449 compared to US$749 in 2007

o   A suite package in Guyana cost US$2,200 for six matches over six days for CWC 2007. In 2010 it will cost just US$800 for six matches over four days for ICC WT20 2010

o   A suite package in St Lucia cost US$2,600 for six matches and one semi-final in 2007. It now costs just US$1,500 for eight matches and both semi-final matches at ICC WT20 2010

o   A suite package in Barbados cost US$5,000 for six matches and the final in 2007. In 2010 it will cost a customer just US$1,800 (standard) or US$2,400 (premium) for 10 matches and the final


·         There will be all of the customary West Indian sounds and sights at every match, including conch shells, flags and drums

·         The public ticket prices have been set low to focus on filling every ground with all of the enthusiastic West Indian cricket fans and travelling fans alike – every match is guaranteed to be a spectacle

·         At the Super Eight stage, every team that qualifies will play in both St Lucia and Barbados. A suite customer will be able to watch every Super Eight team play, as well as both semi-finals (St Lucia) or the final (Barbados)

With the exception of two match days in Guyana, every game day will feature double-headers, offering twice as much cricket for half of the price.