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Tourism Tech Adventures

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Tourism is a driver of inclusive economic growth and sustainable development, a cross-cutting with a high impact on the promotion of social welfare, with the aim of boosting the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

With continuous growth in the last decade, tourism generates approximately 1 out of 10 jobs and accounts for 10.2% of world GDP. Tourism and sports are two forces that lead to a conjunction that allows contact between different countries and different social groups.

The undoubted influence of sports in the decision to visit a destination and the growing demand for tourism have made this area one of the segments with the greatest development opportunities attracting growing interest on the part of governments. Sports & Tourism maintains as one of the most dynamic and creative segments of tourism allowing different nations to outstand globally.

Sports & Tourism stimulates entrepreneurship and the generation of new companies and organizations that necessarily affect other industries transversally and fosters values such as:

  • Sustainability based on maintaining a balance between economic growth, sports and innovation.

  • Cooperation, solidarity and unity amongst all actors that belong to sports and tourism sector.

  • Authenticity by highlighting local sports and cultural values.

Sports & Tourism is in itself, a stimulus to creativity, innovation and sustainable growth where startups with disruptive and open visions can propose new future scenarios that have a positive and transversal impact on various sectors so that they can collaborate and contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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