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Sports Vacations Offer Great Times for Families

Posted by Big League Tours on Sun, Nov 20, 2011 @ 11:00 AM

Family Makes East Coast Baseball Tour Together
October 23, 2008 - Here's a note that I received from one of our travelers. This is from Michael H. who traveled with his son and grandson on our East Coast 3 baseball tour which included games at Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park, a full day at Cooperstown, and a private stadium tour of Fenway Park. Michael's letter reads:
I'm sending this note to let you know how great the tour that Jarrett, Nolan and I went on was to me. It's been almost two months and I still think of it everyday. I will always have the best of memories about this baseball trip.
You handled everything so well and made it even more enjoyable. It was a pleasure to meet you and your daughter and your dad.
Thanks again for a great time!!!" 
We very much enjoyed you traveling with us, too, Michael. We love it when our guests have such a great time on the baseball road trips, especially when three generations get to experience them together!

Tags: stadium tours, sports travel and tours, Fenway Park, sports vacation, testimonials, Yankee Stadium, hall of fame, Cooperstown

Will the price of airfare impact your baseball vacations?

Posted by Big League Tours on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 @ 10:00 AM

Sports Tours Likely Not Affected
July 29, 2008 - According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), average domestic airfare rates rose 4.4 percent from the first quarter of 2007. As it turns out, those rates are still lower than Spring of 2001. The report also shows the 100 cities that have the highest and lowest average fares. You can view more of the story on wnbc.com in New York or the full report on the BTS website.

While most folks planning sports packages or sports vacations will also include airfare into the price, a shift of 4.4% is not likely to dissuade travelers from booking the baseball vacation packages of their dreams. In fact, the relatively low increase of airfare as a percentage compared to the increases seen in gas prices might lead some to opt to fly instead of drive on their baseball vacations.

Tags: sports travel and tours, baseball travel, baseball vacation package, sports vacation

Will it Blend? That is the Question...

Posted by Big League Tours on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 @ 09:00 AM

Okay, I realize that this has very little, if anything, to do with baseball tours or sports travel packages of any kind. But, I found it pretty amusing and thought that folks who have joined us on our sports vacations would, too. I particularly like the cheesy 70's-style game show music they use for the intro. Maybe we can get host Tom Dickson to join us on one of our sports tours where we can blend all sorts of baseball related stuff? Enjoy!

Tags: baseball games, baseball tours, sports vacation

East Coast 3 Baseball Tour, Part III

Posted by Big League Tours on Sat, Nov 19, 2011 @ 06:30 AM

Private Stadium Tour of Fenway Park
July 8, 2008 - This sports vacation left the home town of baseball to head to the oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues, Fenway Park. It's always a great way to end a baseball road trip at Fenway...

The stadium tour moved through many different sections of the park including the Right Field Roof Deck, the State Street Pavilion, the Infield Grandstand and, of courses, the Green Monster.
At Fenway Park with Bill "Spaceman" Lee
The highlight of the baseball stadium tour was being joined by Bill "Spaceman" Lee. Bill always has some great stories about his playing days in the Big Leagues. Here's a picture of our group with Bill inside Fenway Park.

Tags: stadium tours, Red Sox, Boston, ballpark tours, Fenway Park, sports vacation, Green Monster

Sports Travel Gaining in Popularity

Posted by Big League Tours on Wed, Nov 16, 2011 @ 01:30 PM

March 30, 2008 - Fans of all sports are interested in traveling to see their sports played out, taking sports vacations at ever increasing rates. Part of the mobilization of fans is that the Internet has made it possible for fans to buy and sell tickets at every major venue, even up to "near last minute" travel planning. Also many travel sites have made the planning easier than ever.

However, many fans are looking for assistance when putting together their sports travel packages. Even with all the information available online, there can still be some guess work about where to stay in a particular city. I've had clients tell me their night mares about choosing hotels based on limited or no knowledge of the areas and feeling like they've put themselves in great danger.

One other key element is the location of the tickets to your sports event. If you've never been to a particular stadium or venue, you can make choices that you might regret once you're in the park.

Whether it's a small group tour, family tour, or something you plan to do on your own, you might consider seeking out some assistance to plan your next sports vacation by purchasing a sports package from a tour operator.

Tags: tour operator, sports travel and tours, baseball trips, baseball games, sports vacation