Monday, August 10, 2009

Despite Recession, Worldwide Scramble for Big Sporting Events in 2010

Despite the recession, demand is high for big events in 2010, specifically for the Winter Olympics in Vancouver (12-28 February 2010) and the FIFA World Cup in South Africa (11 June-11 July 2010).

Michelle Higgins writes in the New York Times (9 August 2009) of the ‘Worldwide Scramble to See Top Sports Events’ and encourages her sports loving readers to get going with their travel and accommodation bookings.

The same might be said of those thinking of basing a UAE or Middle East holiday around the America’s Cup competition, currently located in Ras al Khaimah.

There is some measure of uncertainty until Team BMW Oracle has checked out the new UAE venue but once this is confirmed the bookings are likely to be coming thick and fast.

This doesn’t stop pencil bookings being made immediately which can be confirmed or erased depending on future official announcements.

Michelle Higgins, Worldwide Scramble to See Top Sports Events, New York Times, 9 August 2009.

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Dr Geoff Pound

Geoff can be contacted by email at geoffpound(at) on Facebook and Twitter.

Image: “Worldwide Scramble to See Top Sports Events.”