Thierry Henry Announced as’s Official Ambassador for an Epic Summer of Sports

Legendary soccer star joins in inspiring fans worldwide to explore their passions through travel

TORONTO – JUNE 8, 2016 – Today, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest selection of incredible places to stay, announced world-renowned footballer, Thierry Henry, as the company’s official ambassador for the 2016 Summer of Sports. Given the energy and excitement surrounding the upcoming sports extravaganzas in France and Rio de Janeiro, this summer provides an epic opportunity for and Henry to inspire people everywhere to explore their passion for sports as the impetus to discover and experience the world through travel. Perfectly matching people’s unique interests with the best destination and accommodations to help them live their passion this summer, it’s time to get booking.

“My love of football opened up the world to me,” comments Henry. “I followed my passion to every corner of the globe and was lucky enough to spend time in destinations I only dreamed of visiting as a kid. That’s the real power of following where your heart leads you. The unusual places I’ve stayed, the amazing people I’ve met, the incredible food that I’ve eaten—these are all experiences that have changed my life and memories that I’ll cherish forever. It’s exciting to partner with and to share this message with the world.”

“We are so thrilled to be working with Thierry,” said Pepijn Rijvers, Chief Marketing Officer at “Like sport, travel has a special power to transform lives. We want to spark people’s imagination with possibilities they might not have considered before and Thierry is the perfect person to help us amplify and deliver on that mission. Especially this summer with the buzz around such inclusive and captivating sporting events, there are so many once-in-a-lifetime experiences just waiting to be had. Whatever you’re interested in, pursue it, travel for it—the world is yours to discover.”

Henry has a cameo role in’s latest TV commercial – ‘Get in the Game’ – which is part of the brand’s multifaceted, global summer campaign that continues to inspire people, whoever they are and whatever they are into, to find their perfect accommodations with Next to that, he’s collaborating with on a number of additional initiatives over the course of the summer, sharing his experiences and motivating everyone to follow their passions. Further info and details to come!

Fans can view all campaign films on’s YouTube channel, and no matter what it is, anyone in the world can search by their passion at



For further information, contact Canadian PR team: / 416.668.3393

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