In only a few days the world will come together in London for the 2012 Olympic games.
And in celebration of the competition, CNBC's Fast Money is holding its own contest.
Each day this week, we’ll present what our pros think are the best investments in four categories related to the summer games.
And after the closing ceremonies, we’ll reveal the gold medal winners in each event.
We kicked off the competition on Monday with the best picks in the metals and mining space.
Now we move onto travel and hotel stocks.
Trader Tim Seymour: Copa Airlines
Based in Panama, this airline largely serves Latin America. “They’re increasing passenger load and cargo tonnage. I see them as a growth story in an industry that otherwise seems to be contracting,” says Seymour, founder of EmergingMoney.com.
Trader Dennis Gartman: Marriott Hotels
“I think they’re the best hotels in the world. And they own the Ritz-Carlton. Many people don’t know that,” says Gartman, author of The Gartman Letter.
Trader Karen Finerman: Expedia
“I feel like the Jamaican bobsled team,” Finerman chuckles. “This isn’t really my area. However I did a little research and Expedia looks interesting.” Finerman is president of Metropolitan Capital, a NYC based hedge fund.
Trader Mike Murphy: Priceline
Khouw, who is managing director and head of equity derivatives CRT Capital, is betting that online travel grabs more dollars as people opt to book air fare, hotels and car rentals on the Internet. “The company continues to grow,” he says. “I’d play it with call spreads.”
Trader Joe Terranova: Coca-Cola Enterprises
Terranova’s trade is a little downstream. He says with the Olympics being held in London look at Coca-Cola Enterprises, Coke’s bottling partner in Western Europe. Terranova is chief market strategist for Virtus.