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Sport tourism takes centre stage

Sport tourism takes centre stage

6 July 2010 Travel Events News

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.

Pioneering sport and event complex launches in Thailand

Pioneering sport and event complex launches in Thailand

1 July 2010 Tourism News

The groundbreaking Phuket International Academy Sports and Leisure Club is poised to become Asia’s pre-eminent competition, training and event complex when it opens this November. The world-class facilities is marking its global launch at the prestigious World Sports Destination Expo in Johannesburg this month.

Abu Dhabi builds world-class sport tourism credentials

Abu Dhabi builds world-class sport tourism credentials

28 June 2010 Focus

The fast-growing emirate of Abu Dhabi has idenitifed sport tourism as a fundamental strategy to help meet its ambitious growth targets. From hosting the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix to its new partnership with Manchester City, it is utilising the power of sport to spread its name globally.

Argentina House opens in Joburg

Argentina House opens in Joburg

15 June 2010 Travel Events News

Argentina is showcasing its unique attractions at this summer’s World Cup finals in Johannesburg, South Africa with the launch of special exhibition dedicated to its tourism and cultural heritage. Argentina House was opened by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Estela de Carlotto, football legend Ozzie Ardiles and Miss Argentina.

World Football House hosts presidential reception

World Football House hosts presidential reception

12 June 2010 Travel Events News

South Africa’s President Zuma welcomed a VIP delegation that included 25 presidents from across the world, as well as UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, for the opening of World Football House, a ground-breaking exhibition taking place in Johannesburg during this summer’s World Cup.

Record revenues expected at FIFA 2010

Record revenues expected at FIFA 2010

7 June 2010 Travel Events News

Broadcasting and marketing revenues at this summer’s World Cup in South Africa are expected to generate a record £2.2 billion. This includes a record £690 million in sponsorship secured by the sport’s governing body Fifa – representing a 80 percent increase compared to the last World Cup in Germany.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Mangaung/Bloemfontein

World Cup 2010 Preview: Mangaung/Bloemfontein

4 June 2010 Focus

The artistic city of Mangaung/Bloemfontein is the provincial capital of the Free State Province, and home to some of the country’s most fanatical football supporters. It will play host to a number of group games at the FIFA World Cup, as well as one of last 16 matches. So what does it offer fans after the 90 minutes is up?

World Cup 2010 Preview: Durban

World Cup 2010 Preview: Durban

1 June 2010 Focus

Durban will host to a number of matches at this summer’s World Cup, including one semi-final. BTN looks at the city’s sport tourism credentials, including the attractions and opportunties for business and leisure travellers alike.

World Cup 2010 Preview: Pretoria

World Cup 2010 Preview: Pretoria

26 May 2010 Focus

In the first of a series looking at the host cities of this summer’s FIFA World Cup, BTN looks at Pretoria’s sport tourism credentials, including the attractions and opportunties for business and leisure travellers alike.