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Six cities confirmed as headquarters for Olympic soccer matches

It's confirmed. In addition to Rio de Janeiro, five other Brazilian cities will host soccer matches during the 2016 Olympic Games.

Sports tourism in Tshwane to take center stage

The city of Tshwane, South Africa, is pursuing sports and events tourism in an effort to reposition the city's brand and introduce the city to the global sports tourism industry.

Thailand acknowledges sports tourism’s importance

Bangkok (eTN) - With sport activities and especially sport events becoming increasingly important market segments to the development of tourism, Thailand has stepped up into the sports tourism arena.

European tourism buyers expect Olympic slump

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) ran a snapshot survey of 200 leading tour operator buyers at its annual Global European Marketplace on Friday asking what effect they estimated the Olymp

Highland Games – Kenya style

The grounds were prepared, the grass cut and cut again, hundreds of flags - and new trousers - were churned out in the pedal machine by taylor Kariuki Gitau, many tents were erected in case of rain, w

UK travelers like to try out new sports on holiday

Research has revealed that 7.1 million UK travelers have learned a sport or hobby on holiday in the past three years. That is 7.1 million potential accidents.

Mega-events, sports and tourism – new knowledge portal announced

LONDON, June 8/9, 2010 - The DeHaan Institute at Nottingham University will construct a new portal for tourism, “Mega Events,” with a research grant from VISA and working closely with UNWTO and ot

Sports tourism is a hot commodity

There is little doubt that sports and athletics play a major role in tourism.

St. Kitts and Nevis comes of age as major Caribbean sports...

In less than three years, the tiny Caribbean nation of St.

Major sports events: major drivers for tourism

The Olympic Games. The FIFA World Cup. The Commonwealth Games. The Paralympic Games. The Cricket World Cup. The Rugby World Cup.

Mountain biking in Oman

Demand for adventure sports tourism is on the rise in Oman.

Tourism and mega-events joining forces to stimulate growth

South Africa, as host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, set the ideal stage for the UNWTO/South Africa inaugural Summit on Tourism, Sport, and Mega Events (Johannesburg, February 24-26).

Ghana: Support tourism through sports

The Deputy Western Regional Minister, Betty Bosomtwi Sam, has appealed to investors to take advantage of the availability of enormous land and other facilities, to help improve the tourism potentials

US and Nigeria partner on sports tourism

An agreement has been initiated between the US and Nigeria which would provide a platform for both countries to share knowledge and build a mutually-beneficial relationship enabling more American tour

Jordan eyes global sports to tap into tourist market

AMMAN — Jordan will continue to host world and regional sports events in a bid to bolster its global image and tap into the lucrative tourist market, according to the country's top sports official.

Fly YXC Alliance opens Kootenay Rockies region to US winter sports...

CRANBROOK, British Columbia - Officials from Fly YXC Alliance and Kootenay Rockies Tourism announced today direct flights to Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) from Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC

Marriage proposal to sports and tourism

A successful marriage between sports and tourism is what the Ministry of Tourism is proposing. Minister Richard Sealy said in a recent interview with the Press Government was looking "at continuing to encourage the right mix of sporting activity that will appeal not only to our locals but to visitors".

Gujarat all game for tourists

Aero, water and land sports on the anvil. Searching for its identity as a tourist destination, this year Gujarat seems to have set its sights on adventure sports. The Sports Authority of Gujarat (SAG), along with Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited (TCGL), will be developing aero, water and land sports in various parts of the state through private participation.