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ITC Sports Travel and Horse Racing Abroad are now part of Spectate

At Spectate, we don’t just sell holidays to watch sports. We specialise in expertly crafted luxury experiences that take you to the heart of the world’s top sporting events. Each of our tours and holidays is designed to be personalised, utterly bespoke and tailored to your preferences.

Formerly known as ITC Sports Travel and combining Horse Racing Abroad, we recently celebrated 30 years of crafting perfect sporting holidays.

Plus, we really do have the best team in the business; when we’re not sending our clients on the ultimate sporting holidays around the globe, you’ll find us attending these events ourselves. We spend all year cultivating the very best relationships with worldwide partners and sporting agencies, so we really can take our clients beyond the boundaries like no one else.

Our world truly encompasses the world of sport. Fully-escorted cricket tours, luxury weekends at the Formula One, tailor-made rugby holidays and breaks to watch the top horse racing events are just the beginning; whichever sporting fixture you wish to spectate, you’re in safe hands. 

We guarantee premium tickets, but our service goes far beyond that.

We’re part of the ITC Travel Group – under the Inspiring Travel Company umbrella – and we’re very proud of our global portfolio of luxury properties, access to the best rates, travel contacts built up over years of experience, and our truly expert team that lives and breathes all things sport.

We’ll personally piece together every element of your trip. We’ll arrange private charters or helicopter transfers between venues, so you really make an entrance. We can source your favourite tipple, or get you behind-the-scenes access (think pit lane walks and access to team suites). All that, plus 24-hour assistance and the best seats in the house at the year’s top sporting events.

1989

ITC Sports Travel

Founded in 1989 to fill a gap in the market for luxury sporting holidays, ITC Sports launched with chartered Concorde flights to the Caribbean to watch the cricket. From there, the business grew to offer luxury holidays around the world to a range of events - including Rugby World Cups, British & Irish Lions Tours, Formula 1 race weekends, golf championships and more.

1998 - West Indies v England

Hosted by Paul Allott & Michael Atherton

2008

Horse Racing Abroad

Joining the ITC Travel Group family in 2008, Horse Racing Abroad was founded to provide the ultimate racing holidays for discerning travellers. Visiting the most prestigious and celebrated race meets around the world, HRA guests enjoyed countless historic racing moments over the years, accompanied by an expert team of specialists.

South Africa v British & Irish Lions - 2009

Hosted by Fran Cotton, Scott Hastings & Derek Quinnell

2016

Spectate Sports Travel

Launched in 2016 with the concept of providing a range of affordable sporting holidays, tours and packages, Spectate introduced the ITC Sports Travel family to a range of new sports, including the NFL and the Isle of Man TT.

2016 - India v England

Hosted by Mike Atherton & John Lever MBE

2019

Spectate

Amalgamating aspects of each of these three brands, the new Spectate identity was launched in 2019. Our global portfolio offers the ultimate luxury sporting experience at the world’s top events, each Spectate holiday is bespoke, tailor-made and completely personalised. With access to parent company Inspiring Travel Company’s luxury hotel portfolio, each and every Spectate sporting getaway is unforgettable.

South Africa v England - 2019

Hosted by Jonathan Trott, John Lever MBE & Derek Randall

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