We all know how hard Christmas presents are to get sorted in time for the big day. Every Christmas we pray that our presents will be accepted with open arms and not returned to the rack at the Boxing Day sales. To help you along the way, we’ve curated 10 Christmas travel ideas that are sure to impress in 2017.
#1 Toyota AFL Grand Final Weekend – AFL Football
The Toyota AFL Grand Final brings together the top two teams for the season in a showdown of epic proportions. Fans scream their support, coaches strategise and players battle their way to victory at the MCG in front of over 100,000 people. Witness greatness unfold in 2017 and sit in some of the best seats in the house. Make this weekend truly special by spending some much deserved time exploring Melbourne’s laneways, restaurants and shopping districts.
#2 Singapore Grand Prix – Motor Racing
Nothing compares to the electric atmosphere of the Singapore Grand Prix. Held at the magnificent Marina Bay Street Circuit, the best in the business weave their way through tight turns in pursuit of victory. If that’s not enough, world class entertainment of the ilk of Maroon 5, Kylie Minogue and Bon Jovi perform live, much to the joy of delighted race-goers. Featuring the only night race on the championship circuit, Singapore turns on its lights for one of the biggest celebrations in Asia, hosting the world’s best drivers for a four-day long party.
#3 Wimbledon – Tennis
Personifying class, poise and featuring the best players in the world – The All England Club welcomes the likes of Roger Federer, Angelique Kerber, Novak Dokovic and Serena Williams. See them serve, volley and smash their way to the final showdown on Centre Court. Sit back with your strawberries and cream and look out for royalty as you absorb all that Wimbledon has to offer.
#4 Emirates Melbourne Cup – Horse Racing
The race that stops a nation is an event that sits firmly on top of every Australian sporting calendar. Showcasing the very best in racing, fashion, world class marquees and hospitality to match – the Emirates Melbourne Cup is a must-do in 2017 and is a perfect Christmas stocking addition.
#5 Hong Kong Sevens Rugby
Take part in the celebrations in 2017 where your loved one can join over 50,000 screaming fans from over 28 countries. You’ll witness the world’s best rugby players compete for top spot. Held over 3 days, the annual Hong Kong Sevens event holds a multitude of after-parties that go well into the morning and incredible performances by artists from all corners of the globe.
#6 Green vs Mundine – Boxing
The most anticipated showdown has been scheduled for February 3, 2017 and will see old foes settle their longstanding rivalry in front of a divided crowd at Adelaide Oval. The ultimate sporting weekend – this event will transport boxing fanitics to ringside seats as they witness history unfold as bragging rights are secured once and for all.
#7 Superbowl – NFL
A truly unique Christmas present – the NFL Superbowl takes NFL fans to Houston for one of American Football, in fact world sport’s biggest showpieces. Bask in the electric atmosphere as you witness the NFL’s two best teams launch into battle at NRG Stadium with over 70,000 supporters. Arguably, the most sought after event on Earth, the NFL Superbowl is one not to be missed.
#8 ANZAC Day Blockbuster – AFL Football
There is something truly special about the ANZAC Day blockbuster which sees Collingwood tackle Essendon in a tribute to the veterans who fought for our Great Southern Land. From its moving pre-game minute of silence to the bellowing roar at bounce down – this iconic event takes footy fans to a sold-out crowd at the MCG and will leave a lasting impression on any AFL diehard in 2017.
If time is of the essence, ditch the Christmas hampers this year and go for one of our TASA gift vouchers instead. Grab one today and give the gift of travel!