Wsde Sport Tourism Expo News

Contador courts controversy as Tour de France begins

Contador courts controversy as Tour de France begins

2nd Jul 2011 Tourism News

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.

Outrigger appoints William Visser as VP operations, Asia Pacific

Outrigger appoints William Visser as VP operations, Asia Pacific

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.

Thailand tourism arrivals surge 25 percent

Thailand tourism arrivals surge 25 percent

24th Jun 2011 Focus

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.

London set to be world’s most popular destination in 2011

London set to be world’s most popular destination in 2011

7th Jun 2011 Focus

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 introduces International Sport Tourism Conference

WSDE introduces International Sport Tourism Conference

6th Jun 2011 Travel Events News

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.

Thailand expands luxury MICE offering

Thailand expands luxury MICE offering

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.