Expedia reveals the rise of sports tourism | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

New research released by Expedia.co.nz shows that simply watching a live match from the comfort of their own sofa or the local pub no longer cuts it. The study shows that one in four New Zealanders are planning to travel overseas to the host cities of major international sporting events in the next 12 to 24 months. Of the top sporting events coming up in 2015 and 2016, 38% of the nation will be planning to indulge their love of the Rugby World Cup, compared to 12% planning to travel to Rio in 2016. Other sporting events on the New Zealand travel agenda include the Monaco Grand Prix, Wimbledon and the Australian Open. Find out more.