According to an updated report from Travelport, India, South Africa, and Bangladesh are recording an increase from fans who book flights to the UK to watch live Cricket World Cup 2019, which started from May 30 there.
From May 21, 2019, the total number of flight bookings to the UK made through all global distribution systems (GDS) during the World Cup Cricket 2019 has increased by 47,939 tickets (+ 3%) over the same period in 2018.
Among the countries that will participate in the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the biggest growth in flight bookings to the UK comes from India (+17,505). South Africa (+2,654), Bangladesh (+1,565) and Pakistan (+1,449) have also witnessed the attraction of this sports event to international fans.
GDS is a reservation system allowing travel agents, management companies and corporations prestigious travel search bookings from airlines, hotels, rental transportation and commercial products Other travel businesses. Globally in 2018, Travelport processed 1 trillion transactions through GDS.
Stephen Shurrock, Commercial Director of Travelport, said that at the moment, they are very happy to see that the 2019 World Cup Cricket is attracting many British tourists. Total flight bookings amounted to more than 45,000 tickets during the event. With two previous Cricket World Cup victories and enthusiastic love from the fans, it is not surprising to see a significant increase in flight bookings from India.
Cricket which is a stroke of the ball, popular in many countries in the British Commonwealth. Cricket is a sport played between two teams, each of 11 athletes, on a circular grass field. The format of the competition is two teams taking turns, a serve and a team hit the ball. After all players of the batting team are disqualified, one team will change to pitch the ball, and the other team will enter the court to become the team to hit.
From May 30 to July 14, 2019, the Cricket World Cup 2019 is organized by England and Wales, with 48 exciting competitions from 10 countries and territories.