WSTC 2021 | INAUGURATION AND SESSION 1
SESSION 1: CHALLENGES IN SPORTS TOURISM FOR THE ‘NEW NORMAL’ AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Sustainable Development Goals, Agenda 2030, values of sport. The impact of sports tourism (social, environmental and economic development). The new normal post-COVID-19.
SESSION 2: SPORTS TOURISM FROM THE DEMAND SIDE, MARKET VOLUME AND POTENTIAL
SPORTS TOURISM FROM THE DEMAND SIDE, MARKET VOLUME AND POTENTIAL
SESSION 3: INNOVATION IN DEVELOPING SPORTS TOURISM: STADIUMS, OLYMPIC GAMES AND MASS PARTICIPATION AT SPORTING EVENTS
The impact of COVID-19 on the preparation of sports venues, feasibility and legacy post macro-events, right holders and sustainability of events and sports facilities.
SESSION 4.1: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN SPORTS TOURISM (WOMEN, LGTB, ADAPTED SPORT)
Gender, religion, cultural diversity, accessibility: current topics affecting sports and tourism.
SESSION 4.2: THE NEEDS OF SPORTS VISITORS: THE ATHLETES’ AND COACHES’ PERSPECTIVE
Adapting the sports tourism suppliers for successful training camps, tournaments and events.
SESSION 5: SUCCESSFUL GOVERNANCE OF A DESTINATION AND PUBLIC-PRIVATE SPORTS TOURISM STRATEGIES
Local, regional & national sports tourism strategies and governance in the new normal. Private sector involvement.
SESSION 6: THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF SPORTS TOURISM: SPORTS TECHNOLOGIES AND E-SPORTS
New technologies impacting the sports, gaming and tourism sectors and sports participants’ behavior and consumption. New trends.
SESSION 7: OUTDOOR SPORTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL FRAMEWORK OF SPORTS TOURISM
Impact of sporting events (social, environmental, economic). How to harness the capacity of natural spaces and urban environments for outdoor sporting events. Climate change, COVID-19 and sporting events in open spaces.
SESSION 8.1: NEW RESEARCH INTO SPORTS TOURISM AND GENERAL OVERVIEW
Sports tourism statistics, Impacts of sports tourism (social, environmental, economical).
SESSION 8.2: MARKETING SPORTS TOURISM
Trends in the distribution of sports tourism and events, eticketing platforms and marketplaces.