World Sport Destination Expo (WSDE) has confirmed its second annual global exhibition and business forum will take place in Bangkok.
Scheduled for 27th-30th September 2011, the event is the only global exhibition and business forum dedicated to showcasing the full spectrum of Sport Tourism related products and services.
PHUKET, THAILAND – Asia’s newest world-class sporting and corporate event venue – the Phuket International Academy Sports and Leisure Club (PIASLC) – is offering qualified sporting event planners and tour operators attending the World Sports Destination Expo (WSDE) the chance to be invited to the complex for familiarisation meetings with the academy’s executives.
Beijing, China, June 23, 2010 – The Mission Hills Star Trophy has reaffirmed its position as Asia’s leading lifestyle entertainment event with movie stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, swimming legend Michael Phelps and long-time world number one women’s golfer Lorena Ochoa among six names added to the field today.
With South Africa revelling in World Cup glory, a delegation of sport tourism leaders gathered in Johannesburg for the landmark World Sport Destination Expo to gain further insights into the fastest growing sector of travel.
The Johannesburg Tourism Company (JTC) has launched its interactive marketing and brand activation campaign, Joburg Rocks, for the city during the 2010 FIFA World Cup. In line with its strategic objectives - which include transformation, increasing visitor spend, stay and geographic spread - the campaign positions Johannesburg centre stage to leverage off the event.
South Africa has hosted the Rugby World Cup, the Cricket World Cup and this summer will welcome the FIFA World Cup finals. In its bid to become a sports tourism powerhouse, football’s biggest event can be the springboard to fulfil the country’s massive ambitions.
With a bumper calendar of mega sporting events, the exponential growth of sport related vacations and the continued sportification of society, sports tourism is set to play a catalytic role in sparking global tourism recovery in 2010.
As 50,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, gathered in London to celebrate 30 years of World Travel Market, Sports Tourism emerged as the clear front-runner to guide the industry round the corner of economic downturn and into a prosperous future.
World Sport Destination Expo has secured the participation of the world’s leading tour operators and buyers.