Cricket Fans Are Travelling Like Crazy! Sports Boosts Travel Despite Expensive Tickets

by Shreya Ghosh

The entire world knows Indians’ love and passion for cricket. The craze and appreciation of this sport in India are evident brightly. Cricket aficionados travel from one part of the country to another just to see their cricket idols playing on the ground. The biggest example is how all the stadiums turn yellow when Mahendra Singh Dhoni comes to bat on the pitch. Our love for the sport is simply unparalleled and many of us are booking tickets to travel to other states to witness the glory and extravagance of cricket matches.

IPL 2023 Is The Biggest Boost For The Travel Sector At The Moment

Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world, 2023 is the first year when all the popular Indian stadiums are hosting all the IPL matches. Previously, many matches were rescheduled to be played at overseas stadiums because of the pandemic and restrictions. No cricket fans are leaving this opportunity to see their favourite teams playing live in front of their eyes. They are booking tickets to travel to different IPL venues and enjoy the matches live.

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We are all aware of the intense rise in ticket costs and hotel prices. This does not seem to create much of an impact on the fans as the demand is only increasing. According to a report by LiveMint, Thomas Cook India, an Indian travel agency just saw a major rise in demand by about 60 per cent to 70 per cent. And this appetite to travel more has been witnessed mostly in the cities hosting the IPL matches.

Cricket Tourism Is Skyrocketing In India


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IPL is undoubtedly the predominant cricket T20 league in the world. Along with being the host of this exceptional tournament, India is gearing up to host the most anticipated Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. If the demand for tickets and hotels is exponentially increasing in this manner during the IPL, we can only imagine the intense appetite among cricket lovers during the upcoming world cup.

Many travel agencies and operators have already started getting questions about the world cup. Not just cricket fans from different cricketing countries, but many corporates are also interested in such matches.

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Coming back to the dominance of IPL in the travel sector, Unit SOTC Travel shared how they also witness a rapid increase of 30 per cent to 40 per cent in comparison to the previous year.

The LiveMint report also states that Ixigo noticed a month-on-month rise in April month in various Indian cities. Some of these cities are Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mohali, and Kolkata.

Have you travelled to a new city just to watch a cricket match?

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