While we still reel from the exhilarating opening week of the English Premier League, here’s something exciting even more thrilling for football fans in India. Premier Explore, Britain’s foremost VIP tour experience for the English Premier League, is arriving in India. This opens up new possibilities for fans of the league to experience a world-class sports tourism adventure. The packages offered by Premier Explore include luxury accommodation, private chauffeuring, evening entertainment and excursions, all themed around the league and the many stars it brings with it.
Indian football has always taken a backseat when it came to the media. The growing popularity of European football and the recently introduced Indian Super League has done well to win back a fair share of football fans, from across the nation. With a fair share of celebrities and the affluent investing the time, money and interest in the World’s most loved sport, we have a lot to expect from Premier Explore.
1. Will Premier Explore reach out to Indian football fans across the country?
We will be engaging football fans in India through exciting content and contests through our Facebook page. Moreover, we are also looking to engage with football fan clubs present across the country, and take their football experience to the next level. Lastly, considering we offering luxury and be-spoke experiences, we also hope to promote ourselves through positive word-of-mouth references from our clients who have truly witnessed the Premier Explore hospitality and experience.
2. Any specific plans to target football-crazy states such as West Bengal, Goa and North East India?
Currently, we have set up our first office in India, in Kolkata and we plan to run our India operations through this base. We have chosen Kolkata as it’s the current base of our shareholder & director Mr Avijit Das, and the people of Kolkata are crazy about football. We also plan to set up offices in Delhi & Mumbai by the end of the year. Once the business is well established in the main metros, we will look to expand to the other regions such as Goa.
3. How do fans join in?
Same as Q1.
Facebook, twitter, Instagram, online enquiries through the website
4. Football has been around in many Indian schools. Do you plan to associate Premier Explore in some affluent schools?
We will be soon launching the ‘Premier Explore Cup’ in association with the Manchester United Soccer School, which aims at providing an incredible footballing experience to India’s most talented school players. In addition, it will also provide a number of educational benefits for those who participate. The programme aims at developing young football talent in India, and we will soon begin inviting player nominations and conduct launch trials across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata for ‘The Premier Explore Cup’. The eight day event will be held in the UK, bringing together representative teams from Bangalore, Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai, to learn from exceptional coaches and have access to unrivalled training facilities.
During the trials, professional UEFA and FA qualified coaches from the UK will be assessing the players on their physical attributes, ball mastery and natural ability. From these trials, 16 players will be selected to represent their city at The Premier Explore Cup, in U.K and the winning team will win an all-expenses paid trip to the UK with Premier Explore to watch an English Premier League match of their choice.
5. Did you follow the Indian Super League? Any favorite teams or players?
Answer: Yes, I was very intrigued to see how successful the first year of the ISL would be and was pleased to see how popular the event became was with sold out stadiums all over the country. I think it’s a fantastic initiative and will prove very important for the long term success of football in India. I supported FC Goa as they had Robert Pires, one of my favorite EPL players of all time!
6. Will Indian fans also gain access to other sporting events in the near future?
Answer: We will soon offer other sporting events as part of our packages, such as the tennis at Wimbledon, the cricket at Lords, and Formula 1 at Silverstone. The ultimate goal is to become the market leaders in 5 star international luxury sports travel
7. Will fans see international players come to India with Premier Explore?
Answer: We will look to organize some promotional events in the near future that could see renowned international players come to India.
For more information head to Premier Explore http://www.premierexplore.com/