It will tie in closely with this year’s focus on sports tourism, with it being the last WTM before the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The Poland 2012 Football FanCamp, in light of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship being held in Poland, will be a feature not to be missed at this year’s WTM, a Reed Travel Exhibitions event.
The dome-covered interactive FanCamp will be located on the exhibition floor at stand EM100.
Discover the history of the European Football Championships, see the authentic championship balls, which have been used during official games, and participate in X-box multimedia football events played under the guidance of real X-box masters.
Along with a variety of great prizes to be won.
Each day of the event, Poland is giving visitors the opportunity to see a magnificent spectacle of music and light, titled The Organic Liquid Show – a colorful live multimedia presentation with music performed by Polish artists.
The Sports Tourism program this year will debate the advantages and disadvantages of hosting such major sporting events as the Euros and Olympic Games, providing a great insight for future host countries. The Deputy Minister of Sport and Tourism from the Republic of Poland, Katarzyna Sobierajska, will also be a headline panelist on the the first sports tourism session on Monday, November 7, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm in Platinum Suite 4, entitled GAME PLAN - A 21st Century Sports Tourism Strategy.
Reed Travel Exhibitions Director World Travel Market Simon Press said: “I am delighted to have the Poland 2012 Football FanCamp. It will be a fantastic addition to the WTM exhibition floor and fits perfectly with the event’s sports tourism theme.”
Republic of Poland Head of the Polish Tourist Organisation Rafal Szmytke said: “World Travel Market will give Poland an excellent platform to broadcast and tell the world not only about the history of previous European Football Championships, but the up and coming UEFA-EURO 2012 championships which are being held in Poland next year.
“Poland is preparing for the championships and has ensured the relevant infrastructure is in place in the areas where the matches are being played such as modernizing stadiums and city regeneration. We hope to welcome visitors from around the world with our friendly hospitality, and we hope they will see that the country has a lot to offer, not just football.
“We look forward to welcoming WTM participants to the ‘Poland 2012- Football FanCamp’ and hope this will be a fun and interesting experience to everyone that visits.”