In previous generations, conventional wisdom had it that young children and European travel didn’t mix. Museums, architecture and long gourmet lunches seemed too sophisticated for the attention spans of America’s youth. Fast forward to today, and parents are enthusiastically exposing kids to the great cities of Europe — at increasingly younger ages.
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
Amsterdam appears simple enough at first glimpse, but you soon discover that its façade of gabled houses and lazy canals is only part of the picture. Look deeper and you will uncover a city that is, by turns, complex, attractive, seedy, endearing, infuriating and exhilarating. It often feels like a sleepy village, yet it is among the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe (ethnic groups make up 44 percent of the population), and ranks as the continent’s fourth most popular tourist destination after Paris, Rome and London.