ITW Abu Dhabi focuses on sports tourism

Published on : Thursday, October 6, 2016

Sports TourismInternational Travel Week Abu Dhabi (ITW Abu Dhabi), announced “World Sports Tourism Summit” as part of a week-long tourism summit. ITW is the global platform addressing key tourism niche markets such as halal, medical, shopping, and family-friendly sector,

Sports tourism is acclaimed to be one of the world’s fastest growing sectors of the travel industry. The industry is estimated to be worth $600 billion a year with an annual growth rate of 6 per cent. According to UNWTO, Sports tourism accounts for 25 per cent of global travel and tourism receipts with over 76 per cent of sports travellers attending a sporting event as the primary purpose of a trip.

Focusing primarily on the Sports Tourism sector, the World Sports Tourism Summit will provide a platform for international experts, buyers and sellers of sporting destinations, products and services and matches buyers and sellers in its unique hosted buyer programme.

ITW Abu Dhabi takes place from November 25 to 28, 2017, at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center and aims to attract more than 6,000 global travel professionals.

ITW Abu Dhabi is a four-day summit that plays host to seven distinct travel and tourism elements simultaneously. Each sector represents a different aspect of tourism foremost of which is Halal Tourism. In addition to the World Halal Tourism Summit, other scheduled events include the World Halal Tourism Awards and other summits such as: World Medical Tourism Summit, World Shopping Tourism Summit, World Sports Tourism Summit, Ministerial Forum and Family Vacation Show.

Confirmed participants for ITW Abu Dhabi includes Accor Hotels, Bangladesh Tourism Board, Dinar Standard, Etihad Airways, HCA Healthcare, Holiday Bosnia, Jannah Hotels, Marjan Island Resort & Spa, Sofyan Hospitality, Sri Lanka Ecotourism Foundation, Swiss Medical Network, Turkey Health Tourism Association, Thomson Reuters, VPS Healthcare, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Wonderful Indonesia, the 2017 headline Sponsors.

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