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The sports tourism industry's Biggest hosted buyer programme


Sports tourism is a fast growing sector of the global travel industry already worth $600 billion a year. The sports tourism market is expected to grow annually at around 6% for the next five years.

Increased media exposure of sporting events over the last decade has raised the profile of many sports, and although TV coverage is better than at any time in the past, an increasing number of sports fans want to experience live events.

Sports tourism has emerged as a key component of tourism supply, with tourism destinations increasingly developing tourism products involving leisure sports.

Sports tourism accounts for 25% of travel and tourism receipts (UNWTO) and attending sports events is the primary purpose of trip for most sports event travelers (76%).

The World Sports Tourism Summit brings together international experts, buyers and sellers of sports tourism destinations, products and services, and additionally matches buyers and sellers in its unique hosted buyer programme.

  • Sports tourism buyers
  • Specialised sports tourism travel agents
  • Tourism authorities
  • Sports associations
  • Ministers of sports
  • Sports tourism brands from the private sector
  • International sports tourism destinations
  • Sports stars ambassadors
  • Industry professionals attending the inspirational educational programmes delivered in the plenary seminar sessions and sector workshops on the show floor
  • Meet the top buyers of sports tourism from around the globe
  • Promote your sports tourism destination to key international buyers
  • Host pre-arranged meetings with the summits hosted buyers
  • Discover new sports tourism ideas in the tours and excursion programme exclusively open to exhibitors
  • Generate new revenue streams and create new markets
  • Specialised sports tourism travel agents
  • Tourism authorities
  • Sports associations
  • Sports tourism brands from the private sector
  • International sports tourism destinations

There are various participation options available including space only, shell scheme and upgraded stand options in addition to a variety of sponsorship opportunities designed to maximise your presence at the event.

Our team is on hand to offer advice and solutions to meet any specific requirements you may have.

To book your stand and sponsorship opportunities please email Andy Buchanan on sales@itwabudhabi.com or call +34 652 771 136


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