Its combination of mountaineous, beautiful coastline and state-of-the-art facilities are transforming Korea into one of the world’s most exciting destinations for Sport Tourism. BTN looks at the country that has it all.
The group stages of the 2012 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup will be co-hosted by Thailand and Malaysia. The next edition of the biennial tournament will be split across the two countries, the AFF confirmed this week. Malaysia won the tournament for the first time last December.
VisitBritain is leveraging the power of Sport Tourism in its new marketing campaign, which features billboard adverts of Olympic athletes in some of the country’s favourite tourism hotspots. The Royal Wedding is also expected to play a key role in raising the UK’s tourism profile.
Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is making its brand debut in Bangkok, in the heart of the city’s central business district. The 241-room Crowne Plaza Bangkok Lumpini Park is located on the 21st to 32nd floors of the Ramaland complex in the Silom-Rama IV district.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will provide an economic boost to not just Qatar but the entire region, according to a new report by the National Bank of Kuwait. Neighbouring countries in the Gulf can also expect a financial boon from the tournament, the report argues, with Qatar’s significant construction programme expected to have a knock-on impact on other countries in the Middle East.
Hot on the back of winning “Portugal’s Leading Golf Resort” at the 2010 World Travel Awards, Hilton Vilamoura is boosting its Sport Tourism credentials yet further with the announcment that it will host the inaugural Hilton Vilamoura Golf Classic. The tournament takes place 14-17 January 2011 and includes two days of golf in two of the finest golf courses in the Algarve.
Thailand is set for double-digt growth in international arrives this year as the land of smiles positions itself as Asia’s hub of Sport Tourism. BTN talks to Alex Willats, the new Resident Manager of the capital’s iconic Dusit Thani Bangkok.
As the FIFA Club World Club kicks off in Abu Dhabi this week, the eyes of the sporting world will once again be turning to the fast-growing emirate, and the style with which it setting a new benchmark for Sport Tourism.
Having bagged rights to the 2018 World Cup, Russia must spend billions to get its infrastructure up to Fifa standards. However the legacy and possible gains are unlimited, as BTN finds out.
After one of the toughest bidding competitions in World Cup history, Russia has fended off rival bids from England and joint bids from Belgium/Netherlands and Spain/Portugal to win rights to has Fifa World Cup. Qatar will host the 2022 World Cup - the first ever Middle East nation to host a World Cup.
The hospitality stakes in the Thai tourism jewel of Phuket have been raised even higher following the opening of Westin Siray Bay Resort and Spa. Choomporn Silapa-Archa, the Minister of Tourism and Sports for Thailand, presided over the official opening of the new luxury resort, and pledged his support for the development of facilities on the paradise island.
Green tourism is set to dominate the next half century according to officials from the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Addressing the World Green Tourism Conference in Abu Dhabi earlier TAT governor Suraphon Svetasreni spelled out how this world leading destination would seek to reconfigure its offering in order to meet changing demands.