Making Lemonade

It is disappointing that the Hong Kong Rugby Club are not offering any hospitality options for the Hong Kong 7’s this year. We only found this out last week. This is not something that Keith Prowse Travel has any control of unfortunately.

A hospitality alternative I can offer is the Singapore 7’s (full details below) which is taking place the week after the Hong Kong 7’s. We could use your credit to confirm a six-night package with no balance to pay.

The HKRU made the interesting decision not to sell the premium tickets that I had originally purchased for my trip back in 2020, meaning I would have to downgrade to general admission seats if I wanted to attend this year. Call me a snob, but G/A tickets are not what I purchased from the official ticket source; furthermore, the agency is unwilling to roll my credit over for another year. I don’t blame them, honestly, as it is difficult to predict if there will be another virus outbreak or if the rising political tensions will derail the 2024 HK 7s.

The travel agency also handles the Singapore 7s tournament and offered to allow me to use my credit for that tournament the following week in April. Yes, it is disappointing that I won’t attend the HK 7s as it is a bucket list trip. I have been fascinated with Hong Kong for a long time but it appears I will have to wait to visit the iconic region. I accepted the offer to transfer my credits to the Singapore 7s tournament on 8-9 April 2023.

The hotel on offer looks great and the hospitality package at the Singapore National Stadium is similar to the package in Hong Kong with one big difference: Singapore 7s is a two-day tournament where HK 7s is three days. Less rugby for the same price?

Regardless, I am happy again to travel for a HSBC Rugby Sevens tournament and visiting a new country is also exciting. I cannot wait!

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