Michigan (PRWEB) November 09, 2013
Next year is a big one for sports events around the globe. From annual events such as the ING NYC Marathon and the World Series to other less common events such as the Olympics and the World Cup held every 4 years, sporting events draw massive crowds to destinations around the world. While for many their eyes are on the Winter Olympics, for others, the Tour de France and the Kentucky Derby are where it’s at. Island Trader Vacations reviews 2 of the hottest sports tourism destinations in 2014.
New York - Super Bowl
The Super Bowl brings over $150 million dollars in revenue each year; no wonder cities around the U.S. vie for the next game each year. According to one poll, almost a quarter of all Americans would skip a vacation they had planned to be at the Super Bowl. A major U.S. sporting event, it is easily one of the biggest days for travel each year. Whether traveling to a sports bar to see the game with friends, planning a party at home or being one of the lucky ones going to the Super Bowl, it is certainly a big day for sports lovers. This year promises to be one of the best as this 48th Super Bowl will be played in MetLife Stadium. For the first time in almost 40 years, the game will be outdoors and in the cold. Major events will be taking place as the city winds up for the big game, which should be a great one.
Glasgow - Commonwealth Games
Running from July 23rd to August 3rd, the Commonwealth Games will be hosting athletes from over 70 countries from the Americas, Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and Oceania. Much like the Olympic Games, the Commonwealth Games are a multi–sporting event that includes aquatics, boxing, gymnastics, judo, table tennis and more and are held every 4 years. Visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world, the Commonwealth Games are nicknamed the "Friendly Games" as all participants are able to communicate in one language, breaking barriers that may otherwise exist.
One of the fastest growing segments in tourism today, destinations around the world are finding creative ways to cater to sports tourism. In fact, North Myrtle Beach recently announced the impact expected from their newest sports complex, which is slated to open in March and is expected to generate nearly $15 million in annual revenue. All around the world, people are getting active, trying new things and enjoying participating in sports and spectator sports when they travel.
Island Trader Vacations reviews top destinations for travel. A members-only travel club, Island Trader Vacations offers members only benefits on travel.