Being 70% mountainous Korea’s topography sets it out as an amazing sport tourism Mecca. The peninsulas coastline has a plethora of islands and islets, the biggest of which is ‘Jeju’, a semi-tropical island off the south coast, formed by the ancient exploits of an underwater volcano. Added to which, Korea is the 15th biggest economy in the world and already an ‘old head on young shoulders’ when it comes to hosting the world’s biggest sporting events.
It has been announced that the group stages of the 2012 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup will be co-hosted by Thailand and Malaysia
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sign Partnership agreement with WSDE Sport Tourism Expo 2011, “We are delighted to announce this partnership and it further emphasises the importance and relevance of the convergence of Sports and Tourism” said WSDE Director Tony Prince.
Kye Punter (Head of Trading Sports Revolution) states, “We see this partnership as a great opportunity to increase our growing portfolio for companies associated with, or in the travel industry wanting to build their brands through the power of sport”.
With preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics progressing to plan, Rio de Janeiro is a city riding the crest of a Sport Tourism wave. In the 2nd of our Destination Profiles, WSDE looks at why the “Cidade Maravilhosa” has become the most popular tourist attraction in the southern hemisphere.
Sports business portal iSportconnect.com has agreed a social media partnership with WSDE Sport Tourism Expo 2011 which will be held in Bangkok, Thailand - Asia’s Sport Tourism Gateway - from 27th – 29th September 2011..
iSportconnect.com combines social networking, the latest sports business news as well as events and jobs listings. Bringing together sports professionals, iSportconnect.com provides a community where all the essential components of the industry can be found and utilised.
The platform will act as a virtual meeting room, so that Expo participants can interact before, during and after the event in a secured way, thanks to the site’s Strict Door Policy.
WSDE’s own community group will feature event-related news updates, interviews and multimedia enabled features. The event page will facilitate a great level of communication for both Event participants and enthusiasts.
As Qatar steps up to become the first Arab nation to host the World Cup, the next decade provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Middle East to narrow the Sport Tourism gap with the West. But what does the tiny nation need to do in order to host the world’s largest sporting spectacle?
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will provide an economic boost to not just Qatar but the entire region, according to a new report by the National Bank of Kuwait.
Hot on the back of winning “Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort” at the 2010 World Travel Awards, Hilton Vilamoura is boosting its Sport Tourism credentials yet further with the announcment that it will host the inaugural Hilton Vilamoura Golf Classic.
The Sport Tourism stakes on the paradise island of Phuket have been raised even higher following the opening of Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa.
With double-digit growth in foreign visitors expected in 2010, Thailand has not only proved but its incredible resilience but a forward-thinking attitude towards developing new markets, and Sport Tourism in particular. BTN reports.