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Mauritius Royal Raid event a boost for tourism

The annual Royal Raid event held in Mauritius has gained in popularity over the years with more and more people taking part in the race, among them, two mountain-climbing world champions.

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.

Uganda Wildlife Authority launches mountain biking at Mt. Elgon

UGANDA (eTN) - Tourism sources have expressed their satisfaction over news that the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is now permitting the use of mountain bikes at Mt.

Tour du Rwanda 2012 underway

(eTN) - Rwanda’s annual cycling tour is underway at the national Amahoro Stadium with the first of the 8 stages this year taking riders across the capital of Kigali.

Thrilling endurance competition on beautiful Bintan Island

While the smooth asphalted roads, highlighted with lush green mangrove trees witnessing the fierce running and bicycle races, the sparkling clear waters of Bintan Island perfectly served as the arena

Russia set for increase in visitor arrivals

Russia is set to see a 20 percent increase in visitor arrivals over the next four years fueled by the hosting of major sporting events, reveals research unveiled today at the World Travel Market (WTM)

Barbados focusing on sports tourism

Johnson Johnrose, Communications Specialist for the Caribbean Tourism Organization, caught up with Barbados Tourism Minister Richard Sealy at the World Travel Market and had the opportunity to discuss

World Travel Market welcomes Poland 2012 Football FanCamp

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, is pleased to welcome the Poland 2012 Football FanCamp to WTM 2011.

Eurosports champions sports tourism at World Travel Market

Eurosport, Europe's leading sports entertainment group, is sponsoring the Sports Tourism program at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM).

The Olympics of the Indian Ocean Islands

Friday saw the official opening of the 8th Indian Ocean Island Games being held in the Seychelles. It was the Seychelles President, Mr.

Botswana bans all hunting

(eTN) - Botswana government is set to ban hunting throughout the country following a recent report by Dr.

World Travel Market 2011 to highlight sports tourism

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, has opened registration for WTM 2011, which will focus on the emerging sector of sports tourism and particularly the Olympi

4th edition of the sail boat challenge at Favignana

ITALY (eTN) - A team of 10 finalist top sail boats left the charming Favignana Island coast, off the Trapani mainland, Sicily, for their 438-nautical-mile contest.

Tanzania gears up for sports tourism

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (eTN) - Tanzania is focusing on sports tourism and adventure travel to add market value to campaigns promoting tourism in key attractions made up of wildlife, Indian Ocean beac

Producing great events

Major events are an important part of tourism. Be these events conferences or conventions, sporting events or religious rallies, major events impact almost every area of a tourism industry.

Sports tourism: Tough legacy or golden jackpot?

Sports tourism - one of the industry’s fastest-growing sectors - can be an absolute minefield, Fiona Jeffery, Chairman of World Travel Market – the premier global event for the travel industry - c

Eurosport to sponsor sports pavilion and conference at World Travel Market

Eurosport is throwing its weight behind World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, in recognition of the growing importance of sports tourism.

Sports tourism: tough legacy or golden jackpot?

Sports tourism - one of the industry’s fastest-growing sectors - can be an absolute minefield, Fiona Jeffery, chairman of World Travel Market – the premier global event for the travel industry - c

Tanzania eyes tourists during the 2010 FIFA World Cup in Africa

DAR ES SALAAM (eTN) - Tanzania is preparing to cash in on the 2010 FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa by inviting participating teams to use its Chinese-built modern stadium here for warm-up games.

Sports tourism for London? Maybe not, as more opposition is emerging...

LONDON (eTN) – The response of Visit London’s Mark Howell(see video) about the opposition of the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) has come under fire.

TTB to promote sports tourism

The Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) is set to step up measures to promote cultural and sports tourism as a way forward to attract more foreign tourists in the country.

Where to travel in the USA? The answer is Knoxville

You’re a collegiate sports fan, he wants to see the hottest in fine arts and crafts, the kids have a history project due on Monday – and everyone wants a holiday.Is there really a place in the USA that combines all of this – and is also a perfect weekend destination with quality hotels, excellent dining, and superb shopping that ranks high on the happiness meter for everyone?

Faith and sports tourism: Way forward for Grenada?

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENANDA (eTN) - The head of a religious organization has said that the Grenada National Stadium should be marketed as a venue for both sport and faith tourism activities.

Asia finds gold in sports tourism

(eTN) Asian audiences are luring the F1 Grand Prix "circuit and circus" with current host Melbourne given notice it may hold its last race in 2010, according to latest news reports from Australia.

NACAC president highlights benefits of sports tourism in St Kitts-Nevis

BASSETERRE, St Kitts - St Kitts and Nevis is positioned to become a major player in the world of sports tourism but locals must be willing to act to make this potential a reality.This was stressed by President Neville 'Teddy' McCook of the North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) during a press conference on Tuesday at the Warner Park cricket stadium.