The International Travel Connections family – today the ITC Travel Group - has been creating luxury holidays since 1974, and in 1989 our passion for luxury travel and sports came together with the establishment of ITC Sports Travel, creating sporting packages to top fixtures worldwide, including cricket, rugby, Formula 1, golf and tennis.
In 2009 ITC acquired the well-established company Horse Racing Abroad (HRA) offering horse racing enthusiasts’ holidays to some of the best races across the globe. And then in 2016 Spectate Sports Travel was launched to offer affordable sports holidays and sports team travel.
Our tour itineraries are packed with value. Of course, there are the ‘nuts and bolts’ of flights and accommodation but our itineraries also feature many added extras; you’ll be surprised at how much is included in your holiday as standard. We ensure our guests get to the heart of every country we visit, with many non-sport excursions included in our itineraries (perfect for non-sport-enthusiast partners accompanying!). But for those with a passion for top sporting action, there are signature ITC Sports Travel events, including our ‘State of Play’ forums where you can put your questions to legends of the sporting world.
All ITC Sports Travel tours have a dedicated Tour Manager to take care of all the details so you don’t have to, and did you know we can also tailor-make packages to almost any sporting event worldwide? Our Sports Travel Specialists can arrange everything to make your trip more than just a sports holiday, including exclusive hosts, prestigious hospitality and premium event viewing with the opportunity to experience the destination in the ultimate style and luxury.
Horse Racing Abroad (HRA) is renowned for its horse racing holidays, industry connections and insight into the racing world, taking you closer to the action than other companies can even dream about!
A year-round tour programme takes in the best flat and National Hunt meetings from around the world, the undoubted highlight being the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Horse Racing Abroad’s private Pavilion Grandstand at Longchamp is the envy of all; nobody else can offer reserved seating from such a prime position, the best racecourse catering, special betting facilities and English race commentaries. It’s no wonder that many famous faces from within the British and Irish racing fraternities are to be seen enjoying the facilities – it really is the only place to be!
Other annual highlights include the Dubai World Cup, Breeders’ Cup, Deauville Festival and our exclusive Coolmore & The Irish Guineas tour.
Spectate Sports Travel is a sister company of Western & Oriental, part of the ITC Travel Group.
They offer exceptional, affordable sports tours and sports travel packages to all major sporting events across the globe. Drawing on more than 20 years’ experience of taking customers to the most exceptional destinations to watch their favourite fixtures, Spectate delivers trusted, creative and innovative sports travel packages for dedicated fans.
Whether it’s the Monaco Grand Prix or rugby in Las Vegas, their team of experts has extensive knowledge and experience in the sports travel industry and can tailor-make any sporting package to their clients’ requirements.
Spectate also has vast experience dealing with school and club participation trips. Using negotiated contracts, they offer affordable sports tours to the best destinations in world sport for group travel.