Rugby World Cup 2011 – Adding Sheen to New Zealand Holidays

New Zealand all geared up to host the Rugby World Cup 2011 and welcome thousands of sport lovers who will travel to the country. An immensely beautiful nation, New Zealand will become the centre of the world as one of the most popular sporting events kicks off this September, and add a glittering lure to holidays in New Zealand.

Heaps of people are expected to book tickets on flights to New Zealand and be a part of a spectacle that is set to envelope the charming country with a blanket of revelries and festivities. Anyone who wishes to seek the thrill that will emanate from the much anticipated rugby tournament should book their flights early as airfares are set to go up as people around the world will start catching the rugby fever and begin queuing up for air tickets outside tour operators’ offices!

Rugby World Cup 2011

Rugby World Cup is contested every four years to determine who the best in the world is! Rugby World Cup 2011 encompasses 20 teams, 48 matches and 12 different venues. The inaugural match of the tournament is scheduled to be held in one of the NZ’s largest cities, Auckland on 9th September. Other cities that are all set to host rugby matches are New Plymouth, Wellington, Whangarei, Napier, Hamilton, Rotorua, Dunedin, Nelson, Palmerston North and Invercargill.

Countries taking part in this year’s Rugby World Cup are Argentina, Australia, England, Fiji, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Tonga, Wales, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Namibia, Romania, Russia, Samoa and United States.

2011 Rugby World Cup touted as the biggest event the incredible island nation of New Zealand has ever hosted! This is no surprise as New Zealand is a calm and peaceful place where the natural beauty is the biggest attraction that tempts people into jumping aboard flights that are bound to descend at any of the various New Zealand airports. But come September and the calmness of the country will be substituted with the cacophony caused by the human convergence and peacefulness will get taken over by cheers and claps that will inspire the on-field action!

Beyond the On-field Action

Hosting such a phenomenal event in the history of New Zealand, the authorities of the country are in no mood to let go of the opportunity to dazzle the tourists. Everyone who visits this mesmerising country will take back much more than just scintillating rugby action back home. Rugby World Cup 2011 will be just a part of the bigger plan that New Zealand has come up with, albeit it is undoubtedly the most tempting one!

New Zealand will welcome its guests with the riveting Rugby World Cup Festival – an exciting six week nationwide carnival that is sure to catch the fancies of the tourists! People who plan their New Zealand holidays around and during the RWC 2011 can check out the nation’s each aspect. Holiday makers will be able to get up, close and personal with different perspectives of wonderful Kiwi culture and traditions!

Rugby World Cup Festival – the largest ever festival held in New Zealand – will take you through a journey that will have tempting milestones like NZ’s delicious cuisine, adventure activities and charming locales! The fantastic festival will feature more than 1000 events, each offering an allure of its own. In short, the Rugby World Cup Festival will showcase the very best the island nation of New Zealand has to offer to people.

Other than the festival, New Zealand has various other charms up its sleeve. Cities in New Zealand are planning dedicated fan zones that will host huge crowds. The capital city of Wellington has set up a rugby village; Dunedin is making arrangement for live entertainment, and Christchurch too is making plans to make it convenient for rugby fans to catch live action.

Source by Shalini Agraawal