The 2nd version of the World Sports activities Tourism Congress (WSTC), organized by UNWTO, Authorities of Croatia by its Ministry of Tourism and Sport, and the Affiliate Member Croatian Nationwide Vacationer Board, introduced collectively specialists and leaders from throughout the sports activities and tourism sectors, alongside representatives of locations and companies. Held below the theme “Tourism and Sports activities United for Sustainability”, the Congress targeted on key points resembling sports activities tourism‘s financial impression and its contribution to the Sustainable Improvement Objectives (SDG).
UNWTO Secretary-Common Zurab Pololikashvili says: “Sports activities Tourism performs a key function in enhancing financial development and social improvement in lots of locations. It creates jobs and helps companies in cities and rural communities alike. So as to maximize its potential, private and non-private sector actors should collaborate, and that’s the place UNWTO steps in”.
Ms. Nikolina Brnjac, Minister of Tourism and Sport of Croatia mentioned: “I’m very pleased with having hosted this Congress in Croatia. We loved listening to many wonderful worldwide and Croatian audio system, in addition to presenting the various alternatives of sustainable improvement of sports activities tourism in Croatia. Croatian authorities has secured beneficiant funds for constructing energetic tourism infrastructure, in step with our objective of creating Croatia a globally aggressive sports activities tourism vacation spot.”
Delivering sports activities tourism’s advantages
Alongside assessing the impacts of sports activities tourism, the Congress additionally explored the potential advantages of the rising sector, together with its hyperlinks to well being and wellbeing, and its significance for selling locations to greater and extra numerous audiences. In Zadar, leaders from each established and rising sports activities tourism locations shared their insights and greatest practices to provide suggestions for rising the sector in dimension and affect.