On November 25 and 26, the World Sports Tourism Congress will be held, organized by the Catalan Tourism Agency (ACT) of the Generalitat of Catalonia and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the Olympic Conference Centre in Lloret de Mar, with the collaboration of the Costa Brava Tourist Board and the Lloret de Mar City Council.
The event, scheduled for May last year, had to be suspended due to the pandemic. This year, it will be held in a hybrid format, and it will be possible to attend in person and virtually.
The congress, which will aim to strengthen the relationship between sports tourism and sustainable and inclusive development, diversification, differentiation, and seasonal adjustment, will have speakers of recognized international prestige and the attendance of half a thousand professionals and experts in a complete program of conferences, workshops, and round tables.
For more information about this event, do not hesitate to consult the World Sports Tourism Congress website, where you will find the complete programme. And if you are interested in attending in person or online, you can do so by filling out the form that you will find on the registration page.
Sports tourism has become a strategic sector in the autonomous community of Catalonia, which has the most advanced facilities in Spain and a wide range of sports stays, both for individuals and for teams.
In 2003, the Catalan Tourism Agency created its Sports Tourism brand to distinguish those municipalities, facilities and companies that meet the quality standards in the different sports disciplines, recognizing their experience in resources and services to perform sports or enjoy events and sports championships.
Since then, the Catalan Tourism Agency has awarded this mark to 11 Catalan municipalities: Hospitalet de Llobregat, Calella, Castelldefels, Santa Susanna, Girona, Lloret de Mar, Cambrils, Salou, Sort, Amposta and Ametlla de Mar.
Since 2006, the city of Lloret de Mar, on the Costa Brava, has been certified as a “Sports Tourism Destination” by the Catalan Tourism Agency in the disciplines of football, athletics, swimming, team sports, triathlon and cycling.
Lloret de Mar enjoys an excellent Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures and long hours of sunshine practically all year round. It has 9 km of coastline and 27 km2 of forest area, which make it the perfect place for all kinds of outdoor sports.
It is one of the best destinations for practicing nautical activities, but also for athletics, swimming, road cycling and team sports. In addition, the city also offers a wide variety of resources for tourists.
Lloret de Mar has a sports area with modern facilities and all kinds of sports equipment in the center of the town, just 800 meters from the beach and surrounded by a wide range of accommodation and leisure. In addition, the population boasts a long tradition of sports tourism, since thousands of athletes participate every year in competitions, stays and tournaments for more than twenty years.
If you would like to attend this event in person, you should know that Lloret de Mar has a large hotel infrastructure to accommodate all participants and attendees of the congress. In fact, the Catalan town receives more than 60,000 athletes and companions each year, and in 2019 it hosted a total of 446 events and sports competitions.
Rosamar Hotels has five hotels located in one of the quietest areas of Lloret de Mar, right in front of the beach and very close to the center of the town, where the commercial and leisure area is located and the main shops and restaurants.
Each of the hotels have between four stars and four stars superior. The Rosamar & Spa, Rosamar Marítim and Rosamar Garden Resort hotels are family hotels, perfect to enjoy with children. The Rosamar Maxim and Rosamar Es Blau hotels are two hotels for adults only, so they are perfect to go as a couple or with friends.
The Rosamar & Spa and Rosamar Es Blau hotels are certified with the Sports Tourism seal. Both have their own Vitality Spa, a wellness center to relax and regain strength, and different services for athletes.
Come and enjoy your sporting event in Lloret de Mar!