Montréal is world famous for its jazz festival, but the Canadian city is fast becoming one of North America’s top sports destinations. Mike Starling reports.
Defending champion Alberto Contador has continued to court controversy as the annual Tour De France begins. Competing while under investigation for alleged doping, Contador argued it would be “completely ridiculous” to allow him to compete and later strip him of a potential title.
Darren Edmonstone, managing director of Outrigger Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific, is pleased to announce the appointment of William Visser as vice president operations, Asia Pacific. Visser will be based in Outrigger’s Asia Pacific corporate office in Phuket, Thailand. The news comes at an exciting time for Thailand, which is preparing to welcome the second WSDE Sports Destination Expo later this year.
International visitor arrivals to Thailand surged 24.4 percent to 8.2 million in the first five months of the year, according to new figures from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Fuelling the growth is the kingdom’s programme to become the Asian hub of sport tourism.
The world snooker elite will be heading to Bangkok next month as the capital of Thailand plays host to Snooker World Cup next month as part of its programme to become the sporting hub of Asia.
London, voted “World’s Leading Destination” by World Travel Awards, is expected to notch up the highest number of international tourists this year, according to new research by MasterCard. Other leading lights include Bangkok, Istanbul and Dubai, which all experienced soaring arrivals.
WSDE Sport Tourism Expo is has confirmed it will host the prestigious 2011 International Sport Tourism Conference. The ground breaking programme will have a strong focus on specialist sport tourism knowledge, analysis and market leader insights and will provide thought provoking and invigorating content.
WSDE Sport Tourism Expo is proud to host the prestigious 2011 International Sport Tourism Conference.
The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched a new ‘Luxury MICE’ initiative, which is designed for a niche market. Such success has not gone unnoticed, with several major events – including WSDE Sports Destination Expo and World Travel Awards - scheduled to arrive in Thailand later this year.
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. BTN looks at why the“Cidade Maravilhosa” has become the most popular tourist attraction in the southern hemisphere.