Soccer star visits iconic hotel room to relive the 2009 European Cup finals and explore his love of football, travel and Rome
AMSTERDAM, July 4, 2016 /CNW/ - If you buy into the adage that 90% of winning comes from how you prepare for the game, then where a soccer star sleeps the night before one of the biggest matches of his life is part of what gives a champion his competitive edge. Given the current football frenzy in France and that over a third (34%) of people who travelled for sport in the last year say they'd prioritise going to a major sporting event over their own honeymoon*, Booking.com is celebrating the special relationship between travel and sports, and the magic that comes from experiencing that perfect place to stay, by releasing new footage from an intimate conversation with Thierry Henry.
Visiting the very same hotel room where he stayed prior to winning the 2009 European Cup in Rome, Henry speaks candidly about his career, travelling as a world-class soccer player, and what makes Rome special for him.
To view the full footage visit Booking.com's YouTube channel and to read the full press release visit Booking.com's global media room.
* Data collected from 3,975 respondents across 7 markets in June 2016 by Booking.com.
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