Official hospitality packages for Rugby World Cup 2019™ in Japan are now on sale with official provider STH Japan unveiling an innovative range of experiences.

STH Japan, a joint venture between JTB Corporation and Sports Travel & Hospitality Group will later today announce the official launch of hospitality sales at their opening event, hosted at the Akasaka Prince Classic House.

As the sole providers for Hospitality for Rugby World Cup 2019™, this event will be an important landmark in the lead up to the tournament. Sports Hospitality is a high class premium experience, which is a new concept being delivered to Japan and Asia.

With Asia hosting Rugby World Cup for the first time, corporate hospitality a new, but rapidly-growing experience in Japan, fans will be treated to a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Five official hospitality options will be available for fans: Webb Ellis Suite; Webb Ellis Pavilion; Diamond; Platinum, and Gold. Packages start from ¥75,000 per person for full hospitality in a regional stadium to ¥285,000 pp for the Final in a bespoke private suite, when purchased as part of a series.

Every package includes the best-available match ticket and a unique hospitality experience combining a blend of western influences and traditional Japanese 'omotenashi', or welcome.

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: "The launch of the official hospitality programme for Rugby World Cup 2019 is a significant milestone on the road to hosting Asia's first Rugby World Cup and we are anticipating high demand, just as there has been for official supporter tour packages.

"The commercial ticketing programme has been one of the major success stories for Rugby World Cup, enhancing the tournament experience for hundreds of thousands of Rugby fans from all around the world and financially contributing to the continued global development of rugby through World Rugby's investment programme."

Simon Jefford, STH Japan CEO said: "We are very proud of having the opportunity to introduce the concept of sports hospitality to Japan and of course provide a unique Rugby World Cup hospitality experience in Asia for visiting international guests."

STH Japan's partnering bodies; JTB and STH Live will also contribute to the development of rugby in Japan and the world, through its involvement as an official sales agent for the Rugby World Cup 2019™ Official Hospitality programme.

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