Uniquely co-located alongside the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa from July 5-9, WSDE is the worlds first exhibition and conference dedicated to showcasing the US$600billion a year sports tourism industry.
At a time when some traditional tourism trends are in decline, sports tourism continues to flourish and analysts predict that the travel industrys fastest-growing sector will contribute an astonishing 14 per cent of overall travel and tourism receipts in the year ahead.
With the increasing profitability of mega sporting events, the growth of participation vacations and the continued sportification of society, sports tourism is set to play a catalytic role in sparking global tourism recovery and many experts predict that the next 10 years will be the decade of sports tourism.
Fully endorsed by the leading authorities in travel and tourism, WSDE will present a momentous first opportunity for national tourist boards, host nations and cities and sporting resorts and hotels to conduct real business deals, source new contacts and markets, gain top level insights and showcase their brand capabilities on a world stage.
As testament to WSDEs global importance, the expo has secured confirmation from the leading buyers of sports tourism products from every key geographical region in the world.
Participating buyers from 22 geographical territories have confirmed that will be sending senior delegations to the landmark five-day event.
Key buyers will include the sport tour operators responsible for bringing an anticipated 450,000 sport tourists and considerable investment to South Africa for the FIFA World Cup.
Each with multi-million procurement budgets and territorial dominance in their respective markets, the participating buyers will use WSDE to meet with the leading suppliers of sports tourism products as deals are done for 2011 and beyond.
As part of its media partnership with WSDE, Sports Travel News will produce content leading up to the event and also a live daily newspaper distributed during the exhibition and the climatic final week of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
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EVENT: World Sport Destination Expo
VENUE: Sandton Convention Centre,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Monday, July 5, 2010: 10am-6pm
Tuesday, July 6, 2010: 10am-6pm
Wednesday, July 7, 2010: 10am-6pm
Thursday, July 8, 2010: 10am-6pm
Friday, July 9, 2010: 10am-6pm