Sports tourism expo to be held in Bangkok

Sector is one of the most rapidly growing sectors in travel and tourism

The World Sport Destination Expo’s WSDE Sport Tourism Expo promotes itself as the only global exhibition and business forum dedicated to showcasing the booming $600 billion a year sports tourism market, which is billed as the most rapidly growing sector in travel and tourism. This year, the event takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, which has been described as “Asia’s Sports Tourism Gateway” from 27 to 29 September.
The expo is to be co-hosted by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau and the Sports Authority of Thailand and will take place at the Bangkok Convention Centre. The WSDE says that Thailand is perfectly positioned to take full advantage of what is regarded as the most important growth sector in global travel and tourism. “Participation vacations”, meaning holidays with an activity attached such as golf, tennis or adventure, are one of the biggest trends in travel, while sports tourism continues to flourish and is set to contribute as much as 14% of overall travel and tourism receipts by the end of the year.
[pictured: Ozo Golf Club, Latvia]