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TROPICAL 7s has obtained discounted room rates with over 30 hotels in the Tampa area for our 2024 tournament to ensure participating teams (as well as travelling friends and family) get the best available group rates over Easter week/weekend through our our official accommodation booking partner: EventConnect. Book early to avoid disappointment!

Benefits of booking your team accommodation through EventConnect include:

  • Best available group rate: Exclusively discounted nightly room rates specifically for the tournament ensuring the best available group rate is offered to Tropical 7s registered teams .

  • Extensive choice of hotels in the Tampa area: Over 30 hotels to choose between in the Tampa area - opt to stay near to the fields, in downtown Tampa or even near the beach. 

  • No committment room ‘holds’ for up to 10 days: Block and hold live room inventory for up to 10 days without commitment or any hidden fees.

  • Dedicated tournament accommodation page: Our dedicated tournament accommodation page lists all tournament hotels with live availability and pricing across all tournament properties. Filter search results by date, by availability/minimum number of rooms, by distance to venue and even by preferred hotel amenities (e.g. breakfast included, pool, free WIFI etc) - see end for live pricing and availability.

  • Book together - pay individually: Team managers can share details of held room blocks with other members of your group (including travelling friends and family) allowing for a room block to be held by the team manager with the option of individual rooms being confirmed and paid for separately by others in your group.

  • Extend your stay and get the same rate: Discounted tournament hotel rates extended to nights before and after the tournament. Easily request rates/availability outside these dates for longer stays directly through the tournament hotel feed.

  • Accommodation integrated with team registration: Team registration, team rosters, match schedule & results and team accommodation are all conveniently co-located within a single platform. An online dashboard is available for team managers showing ‘held’ and ‘confirmed’ room bookings, enabling the team manager to see who on your team has booked as well as the ability to allocate rostered players to specific rooms. 

  • Dedicated sales agent available for clubs with multiple teams: Clubs travelling with multiple teams can request a dedicated agent at EventConnect, who will act as a liaison and work with the hotels directly to secure larger room blocks (strongly recommended)

  • Multi-channel support: EventConnect offers Live ChatEmail and phone support (1-888-723-2064). EventConnect consistently achieves over a 99% positive booking experience rating from users looking for tournament housing. In the rare event the hotel makes a mistake with a booking, the guest will receive full EventConnect support and ensure guest is accommodated.

Note: Teams will need to be registered first before accommodation can be reserved.

Registration for the 2024 Tropical 7s is currently open. Teams from around the globe are invited to compete in the International Youth Rugby Sevens tournament to be held on 29-30 March 20234(Fri/Sat of Easter weekend) at the Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay in Florida, USA.

Teams are invited to arrive early in the week to set up training camp with playing pitches available from Wednesday 27th March 2024, with the Tropical 7s Athlete Combine and Talent ID Session scheduled to be held on Thursday 28th March 2024.

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