Contrary to popular belief, a lot of people are not very good at just lying on a beach and doing nothing. For some, they find relaxation in being active. If you can relate to this or if you just want to try something different, why not combine one of the below sporting events with your 2017 summer holiday or break.
Tennis is getting more exciting every year as players improve their game and become global superstar. It really has become an international sport in recent times and with the attention came investment and prestige. There are two fantastic tennis events to look forward to over the summer. The second of the four major Grand Slam events is hosted by Paris (Roland Garros). Paris is also known as the ‘City of Glamour’ and a trip to Paris is a dream for many. The third installment on the tour sees the players battle it out on the grassy courts of Wimbledon, London. Regarded by many as the premier Grand Slam tournament, it has seen the highs and lows of many legendary champions. The added bonus is that both these events are situated in tourist friendly cities with a plethora of attractions to keep you occupied.
When it comes to luxury sports tours, you will find it hard to beat a trip to the Monaco Grand Prix. With a combination of leisurely accommodation, extravagant dining, views from the top-drawer and a spectacular street circuit, it’s a recipe for holiday success. It truly is the ultimate spectator experience. Situated along the French Riviera, the glitz and glamour of Monaco is ideal for a long weekend break or even for your next corporate event.
It is not everybody’s cup of tea but can be a very satisfying holiday pastime for those that enjoy the sport. Head over to America this summer for the US Open Championship in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to see the best Golf that the sport has to offer. This prestigious event never fails to thrill golf fans.
It doesn’t get more exciting than horse racing and where better to enjoy the spectacle than Dubai. The Dubai World Cup has a reputation as one of the most luxurious horse racing competitions in the world and appeals to an array of elite racers. Dubai is also a captivating holiday haven. Enjoy duty free shopping, sandy beaches or an unforgettable desert safari. There is always something new and unexpected to discover in this opulent city.
Although Polo is still in the growing phases (it’s only played by a small number of countries as an international sport), it can make a fantastic addition to a luxury holiday abroad. From upper class Royalty to young children, everyone can enjoy the spectacle of Polo. Barbados is by far the most popular destination when it comes to Polo as it hosts several tournaments throughout the year, including the glamorous Apes Hill event.
Make 2017 a memorable year and use ‘sport’ as an excuse to visit somewhere new and exotic!