Last week we asked you where the next Summer Olympics are being held. This was probably an easy one for many of you who love the games. If you answered Rio De Janeiro, Brazil then you would be correct! You may be asking yourself how this is a travel trivia question. Well do I have the answer for you. One of the thousands of options for travel in the world, includes sports travel. That’s right, people travel around the country and sometimes the world to see their favorite teams play. That being said, thousand and thousands of people flock to the Olympics every 4 years. And when they are held in locations like Rio, what better way to spend an incredible vacation and see a sports event of a lifetime.
The 2016 olympic games, more formerly known as the games of the XXXXI Olympiad are being held from August 5th – August 21st 2016. Rio beat out Madrid, Chicago and Tokyo to land this coveted spot. This is only the 3rd time the games will have been held in the Southern Hemisphere. The two other times were both Australia in 1956 and 2000. 28 different sports will take place in 35 different venues. Some of which include: Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, Deodoro and the world famous Maracana football stadium.
Rio is one of the most visited cities in the Southern Hemisphere and is known as the gateway to South America. People travel to Rio for a variety of reasons including: its natural beauty, Rio has some of the most gorgeous Beaches in the entire world. Other tourist attractions include the Carnival celebration, Maracana, which is the largest football stadium in the world. Brazil is rich in culture, cuisine, which includes its world famous barbeque, and all around great weather.
One important thing to note about Brazil, Rio especially, is that it prides itself in tourism. Meaning their are great accommodations, amazing sightseeing opportunities and basically an all around great time.
One of our amazing consultants, Veronica, loves to sell and do sports travel. Here is what she has to say about it: “What I love about sports travel is getting to watch my favorite teams in a new place. From meeting the local people to trying some fan favorite food, a local sports stadium can give you such an insight into a city. Two of my favorite stadiums I have been to (besides our Wisconsin ones) are Camden Yards in Baltimore, and Ford Field in Detroit, two perfect examples of local teams embracing their cities personality.”
This weeks trivia question: What country exclusively supplies all the wine for Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge in the United States?
If we have inspired you to either take a trip for sport, or if you just want to check out Rio, give us a call 920.236.7777 or visit our website to request an appointment ambassadortravelltd.com