Hotels In Wales A Sell Out
Expect a sell-out crowd at the Rugby World Cup when Fiji and Wales clash again come October 1.
According to the Wales Online website hotels in Wales sold out of rooms for the Rugby World Cup in some cases a year-and-a-half in advance of the tournament, which kicks off in a little over 100 days’ time.
The last time the Flying Fijians played Wales in a RWC match was in 2007, where they eliminated the Dragons for a quarterfinal spot against South Africa.
Hoteliers in Wales have confirmed they have sold out of rooms specifically for games such as Ireland versus Canada at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, September 19, Ireland and France on Sunday October 11 and Fiji versus Wales game on October 1.
Speaking to Wales Online Celtic Manor Resort spokesman confirmed they have seen increase in business around big rugby fixtures at the Millennium Stadium.
“We always see an increase in business fixtures at the Millennium Stadium, we are sold out for a couple of the Millennium Stadium match dates, including Saturday October 17 when the stadium hosts quarter-final matches on both Saturday and Sunday.
“The autumn is also a very busy period for us with conference business so the fact that we are sold out on the Thursday night when Wales play Fiji is more down to this demand than rugby fans visiting for the match.
“Our rates always reflect availability and any major events that may be taking place in the area and we have been able to raise prices in the same way that we might for Wales’ home fixtures during the Six Nations, for example,” he said.
Cardiff is such a rugby city
Emma Dalton, general manager of the Maldron Hotel in Cardiff, confirmed the venue has sold out of rooms for the two Irish games in Cardiff and the quarter finals.
“We are a very Irish company and there’s a huge Irish presence here, there’s good games and hopefully a quarter final for Ireland.
“We are also fully booked for the build up to the Ireland versus Canada game,people are coming over for the Ireland v France game who don’t even have tickets for the match because Cardiff is such a rugby city,” Dalton said.
“We are seeing a lot of activity in the build up to the games.
“Our prices are reflective of demand and activity and we’ve been sold out since the first big dates were announced.”
The hotel is currently a three star-plus hotel and hoping to obtain four star status.