Travel lovers who also happen to be sports lovers often find themselves conflicted between booking that next trip and perhaps just waiting until after the next anticipated sporting event in which their favourite team is participating comes and goes. Naturally one’s love for their favourite sporting team runs deep so often sports lovers don’t want to risk missing out on the action as a result of something like going away to a holiday destination where they don’t have any access to the action on television like they otherwise would have back home.
If you’re a staunch follower of any one or more of the various sporting codes and you don’t want to miss out on the action while you’re away on vacation, here are some tips for you to keep in mind when picking out a sports-friendly hotel, so to say:
Satellite or Cable TV Channels
This is perhaps the logical way to go, that being picking out a hotel which offers satellite or cable television channels as part of their room offering. It works out pretty much the same way anywhere in the world you go, where major international sporting events are only really available via subscription-type TV services. However, in many hotels (especially the 3-5 star ones) this is a value added service which means you pay a little extra for it.
Good, Strong, Free Wi-Fi
The next best thing to do is choose a hotel which offers free Wi-Fi, but it has to be a good connection. This way you can subscribe to free online sports streaming channels such as those which are synonymous with sports betting platforms.
Speaking of sports betting, most sports enthusiasts like to get involved beyond just following their favourite sports teams and want to place bets on some of the live action which covers a variety of different sporting codes and events. If you follow the races for example and always want to be up to speed with all the proceedings, horse race betting online is more easier than it ever was, but being able to access such platforms would require your connection to be a good one. So make sure to pick out a room which has a strong Wi-Fi signal. You can always test the connection before unpacking and settling in.
Resident Sports Bar or Lounge
Hotels with resident sports bars or sports lounges are a sports-loving traveller’s best friend! Often these resident sports bars cater to a wide variety of sports and are just designed and built to host sports lovers in every way. You’ll often be able to spot one with the many screens it features, which are littered across the venue and sometimes the resident hotel sports bars host themed viewing events which fall in line with a current sporting event that’s going on, like when the World Cup comes around every four years.
So going away on holiday never has to be at the expense of some or other sporting event you’ve been anticipating for quite some time. You can enjoy a great holiday retreat while keeping up with all the on-goings in the arena.