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2017 CONFERENCE

3 - 6 October 2017, North West University - Potchefstroom, SA





Sports Tourism


Sport Tourism is one of the main contributors to the economic growth of South Africa. In 2012 South Africa was voted the sport tourism country of the year due to its hard work and commitment to creating SA as a world-class sport and events destination. South Africa offers a unique tourism opportunity both for sport and business, because of its geographical location and favourable weather conditions.

Whilst this is applaudable the need to assess the environmental impact of sport tourism through understanding the ecological footprint and environmental input-output of sports tourists has become imperative.


Sports Tourism - Why Attend?

  • • To be part of the think-tank team which unpacks the topic of the green economy within the sphere of Sports Tourism Strategy
  • • To promote the importance of green economy within sport sector.


Sports Tourism - What?

  • • Identifying important elements necessary for the development of the sport tourism strategy
  • • The role of cities as sport tourism destinations through offerings of world class sporting facilities and amenities
  • • Unearthing the ecological impact and assessment of sport and recreation activities to the environment
  • • Committing Sport and Recreation practitioners to a mandate of the green economy when using the environment.


Sports Tourism - When?

  • DATE: Friday 06 October 2017
  • TIME: 09:00 - 16:30
  • NB: Please note that attendance of this workshop is by invitation.