EbixCash, today announced that it is handling the travel needs for five of the eight franchises involved in an 82-day Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket sporting extravaganza in Dubai. Telecast in 8 languages, IPL is seen as one of the most-watched sporting events in the world with a 2019 viewership of 462 million across TV and Digital.
Under the leadership of Naveen Kundu, Managing Director for EbixCash Tours & Travels, EbixCash has been able to secure this prestigious assignment that involves end to end needs for many franchises including chartered flights, ground transportation, foreign exchange, hotel rooms and event insurance coverage. As a part of this engagement of EbixCash independently by five of the IPL Franchises, EbixCash is handling –
- Approximately 19,000 plus hotel room night bookings for four (4) franchises
- Chartered flights for five (5) franchises
- Ground transportation for two (2) franchises
- Foreign exchange needs for the entire entourage of four (4) of the teams
- Event insurance coverage for one (1) team
Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals, Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings are the five franchises who have engaged EbixCash Tours and Travels for varied travel needs of each of the franchises. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a professional Twenty20 cricket league in India contested every year by eight teams involving players from across the world, representing eight different cities in India.
EbixCash, through its EbixCash travel portfolio encompassing many sub brands like Via, Sasti ticket and Mercury, is also one of Southeast Asia’s leading travel exchanges with over 2,200+ employees, 212,450+ agent network, 25 branches and over 9,800 corporate clients; processing an estimated $2.5 billion in gross merchandise value per year.
Naveen Kundu, Managing Director of EbixCash Tours & Travels said, “We are honoured to have been chosen as the vendor of choice by the majority of the IPL franchises. Their decision was made easier with EbixCash emerging as the only end-to-end services provider who could handle their varied needs under one window. Our depth of products and services, international expanse, travel expertise, and our past record was instrumental in selected for this prestigious engagement.”
Robin Raina, Chairman of the Board, President & CEO, Ebix, said, “In COVID-19 times when most travel providers are struggling, we have managed to secure this prestigious win. I congratulate Naveen and his team for this engagement. I am especially pleased that Naveen has started his taking over as MD of EbixCash Tours and Travels on this strong note. He has a fantastic record with us over the last two years, having grown the Mercury travel division that he previously headed for us, by more than three hundred percent over a span of two years.”