1st World Sports Tourism Congress, Lloret de Mar, Barcelona, 25-26 November 2021

The World Tourism Organization and our Partner Member, the Catalan Tourist Board of the Government of Catalonia, launch the first World Sports Tourism Congress to discuss the future expectations of the sector, which will take place in Lloret de Mar, Barcelona, 25-26 November.

The Congress will have a total of 62 speakers from different countries such as the United States, Canada, France, Wales, Northern Ireland and Croatia.

Leading figures from the world of sport and tourism, representing entities that are also UNWTO Affiliate Members, have already confirmed their attendance as speakers, such as Petra Stusek, President and CEO of European Cities Marketing; Kattia Juarez Dubón of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme; Edwin Moses, Olympic medallist; Marco Mazzi, Vice- President of the International Sports Travel Agencies Association, and Mafalda Magalhaes, Director of FC Porto Museum.

The Congress, which already had almost 400 pre-registered participants before the official opening of registration, will address topics such as the challenges for the sector posed by COVID-19; trends in sport and physical activity; innovation in the development of sports tourism; mass attendance at sporting events; as well as the environmental framework, diversity and inclusion in the world of sport.

Registration is now open at https://worldsportstourismcongress.org
The Congress will be a hybrid event, allowing both in-person and virtual participation.

Don’t miss the opportunity to participate in this key event!

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