Sports tourism, a novel terminology for an old practice of the fandom wherein people would travel from one location to another to watch their favorite athletes or sports teams play. Today, the scope of sports tourism also includes people traveling from one destination to another to participate in sports themselves.
As of 2016, the global sports tourism market accounted for 12.12% of its parent concern- the global market for tourism. And, the trend is set to grow profitably.
Sports tourism by definition is the coming together of two of mankind’s most enjoyable pursuits, Sports and wanderlust. In recent times, with improved spending ability and a desire to break the sheer mundane of everyday life, people are willing to spend and chase their favorite sporting passions across the planet. This trend is especially rampant in countries like the US, UK, France, Spain, Germany and Australia that host a number of sporting events and attract a healthy chunk of the sports tourism traffic.
Infrastructure is important. That, attracts the sporting events which consequently brings in the tourists. Whilst building said infrastructure and hosting the aforementioned tourists, the culture of sports tourism is also contributing to the GDP and employment scene of the host country. Developing countries such as India, Sri Lanka and Brazil are aware of this and refining their own infrastructure to cash-in on the great promise shown by sports tourism.
Outstanding Contribution to Tourism special accolade goes to Premier League
The Premier League was singled out for the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism special accolade at this week’s prestigious 2017 Awards for Excellence, hosted by national tourist board VisitEngland.
It acknowledges English football’s huge draw for international visitors – more than 800,000 overseas travellers attended a match during a trip to Britain in 2014, spending £684million.
Dear Ashish, Thank you for the wonderful trip you had organized for us in Austria in the month of January. I have seen Europe number of times in summer but never seen Austria in the winters. My personal favorite was a small place called AACHENSEE. Though I will recommend the nightlife of Vienna as well.
Dear Ashish, Thank you for organizing a wonderful trip to Egypt for our family. All arrangements, transfers, guides were all fine. The Oberoi Cruise was exceptionally good and I'm enclosing the photograph of my favorite place in Egypt - Alexandria. Here I recommend you should put all your passengers for minimum 2 nights. Thanks once again.
Dear Ashish, Incase you remember we had booked our Australia trip with you and we had an absolutely fabulous time. Thank you for suggesting us Tangalooma Island and the various Theme Parks in Gold Coast. We'll contact you again incase we wish to travel again. Here are our few pictures for your record.