More and more sports lovers in India are not content watching football, cricket or Olympics in Star Sports or ESPN but travelling abroad combining leisure and watch major events live.
The global sports tourism business was estimated at US $ 7 bn in 2017 and likely to grow to $5.72 trillion by 2021, according to a report. Indians who travel abroad to watch sporting events extend their stay to explore the destinations. During ICC World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, cricket fans from India used the opportunity to club their holidays or honeymoon and packed their bags to these destinations.
Football, tennis, Olympics, Commonwealth games, Grand Prix, Formula One are some of the other events that attract sports lovers from India.