— Published 18 January 2023

Hospitality for all

Ticketing for the Paris 2024 Games is picking up speed. A month and a half after the opening of the registration for the draw for the sale of packages, a second phase has just begun with the opening of the global online sales platform for hospitality packages. Operated by On Location, the IOC’s sole provider for the Paris 2024, Milan-Cortina 2026 and Los Angeles 2028 Games, it is accessible for the first time to the general public, not just to companies. The IOC says in a statement: fans around the world “can now purchase Paris 2024 hospitality packages on the official sales site at a globally consistent price, including tickets to Olympic sporting events and a wide range of additional options such as accommodation and transport offers, as well as unique and exclusive hospitality experiences at the competition venues or in the heart of the host city.” The platform allows people to customise their trip by choosing the length of stay, accommodation and ‘cultural experiences’. Packages can include access to Club House 24, a VIP area that will be set up at the Palais de Tokyo in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, not far from the Eiffel Tower. The hospitality packages will, for the first time, allow access to 90% of the Olympic events. The platform offers around 5,000 packages, with four price categories, for a total of 750,000 tickets. But its offers do not include travel to Paris. What does it cost? It starts at €100 for a ticket and access to Club House 24, but rises to €910 for a ticket and a night in a hotel. For the Opening Ceremony along the Seine, for which the sale of hospitality packages has not yet started, the price range is between 5,000 and 25,000 euros depending on the level of service.