Sports Tourism Destinations Network

As part of the Affiliate Members Department´s mission of fostering synergies among Affiliate Members and Member States and promoting the exchange of knowledge among key stakeholders with the objective of contributing to the promotion of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we value the symbiotic relationship between sports and tourism.

Sports tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in tourism. More and more tourists are interested in sport activities during their trips whether sports are the main objective of travel or not. Sport events of various kinds and sizes attract tourists as participants or spectators and destinations try to add local flavours to them to distinguish themselves and provide authentic local experiences. Mega sport events such as the Olympics and World Cups can be a catalyst for tourism development if successfully leveraged in terms of destination branding, infrastructure development and other economic and social benefits.

Against this background, the Affiliate Members Department has decided to create the Sports Tourism Destinations Network

Join the Sports Tourism Destinations Network

The Network is open to all UNWTO Members (Member States, Associate Members and Affiliate Members).

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