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WTM London 2016 Champions Sport Tourism with New Global Summit

WTM London 2016 Champions Sport Tourism with New Global Summit

A new Global Sport Tourism Summit will be launched at World Travel Market London 2016 in association with sport tourism company W2 Consulting.

Taking place on the first day of WTM London (Monday 7th November 2016), the inaugural Global Sport Tourism Summit at WTM London will showcase the burgeoning worldwide sport tourism sector and provide a platform for destinations, events, academics and respected professionals in the field to discuss best practice and future trends.

Following a summer of sport with the Euro 2016 football championships in France and the Olympics in Rio, the summit will feature keynote speakers from across the world to debate one of the fastest growing tourism industry segments.

The Global Sport Tourism Summit at WTM will have three key strands:

  1. Sport Tourism Summit: Presentations from key figures, events, destinations and experts, along with networking opportunities.
  2. Sport Tourism Data: Launch of the Annual Sport Tourism Monitor 2016
  3. Global Sport Tourism Awards at WTM London: Award presentations honouring excellence in a range of categories including destinations, marketing, events and charities.

The summit will be hosted by WTM London in partnership with sport tourism consultancy W2 Consulting, which was founded by Mark O’Connell and Keith Wood, a decorated international rugby union star, who played for Ireland and the British and Irish Lions.

Simon Press, Senior Director, World Travel Market London, said: “I am delighted WTM London will be hosting the inaugural Global Sport Tourism Summit and Awards. Sport tourism is an increasingly important segment within the travel industry with countries and cities bidding for major sporting events in part due to the exposure and the positive impact it can have on the destination’s tourism industry. Teaming up with W2 Consulting means we will have top-flight speakers, insightful debates and astute analysis to help attendees get the most out of the summit.”

Keith Wood added: “The Sport Tourism sector has grown significantly in recent years with WTM London championing its cause at the annual event. We are extremely excited to announce the establishment of this major Global Sport Tourism Summit for 2016 and working with WTM London on this significant summit. Sporting events are continually in the headlines, offering huge opportunities to the host destination and tourism stakeholders. The Global Sport Tourism Summit at WTM London will hear from international experts how destinations can exploit the potential available in what is the fastest growing sector in global tourism and win bids for major global events.”

The Global Sport Tourism Summit at WTM London will take place on Monday 7th November.

WTM London is the event where the travel and tourism industry conducts its business deals. Buyers from the WTM Buyers Club have a combined purchasing responsibility of €18.3 billion (£15.8bn) and sign deals at the event worth €2.9 billion (£2.5bn).

WTM London 2016 will be revamped as a three-day event from Monday 7th – Wednesday 9th November, with opening hours extended from 10am – 7pm for all three days.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at www.thetravelbuddhist.com.

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