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World Tourism Games 2002: The event of the tourism specialists and the media

Already for the fourth time, tourism specialists and journalists from some 30 countries will face a sportive challenge on the occasion of…

Already for the fourth time, tourism specialists and journalists from some 30 countries will face a sportive challenge on the occasion of the World Tourism Games<.> 2002. The World Tourism Games (WTG<.>) will be held at the Europa Sportregion KaprunZellamSee from 12 to 16 June 2002. ANTO is responsible for the overall coordination of the event, in close cooperation with the Europa Sportregion KaprunZellamSee , Salzburg State Board of Tourism and Brau Union Osterreich.



Around 550 tourism specialists and representatives of the media will compete for some 200 medals at the sports competitions. In addition to sports and fun there will of course also be information on holidayland Austria as central point of the event.



The sports disciplines of the WTG 2002 offer something for everyone. The sports programme of the WTG 2002 has been designed accordingly: the choice of competitions ranges from golf, tennis and inline-skating to beach volleyball, mountainbiking and running to winter sports challenges such as snowboarding or alpine ski races.



But not just the sportive part of the WTG has a great deal in store for its participants, the fringe programme also offers information and entertainment for both participants and the media: already before the start of the WTG 2002 the Salzburg City Tourist Office and the holiday region Nationalpark Hohe Tauern present the entire diversity of the region and of the city of Salzburg to the participating guests during the Pre-Convention Tours. The fringe programme of the WTG includes highlights such as the Salomon Station Adventure Programme or tips and tricks from the pros at the BikeWorld Leogang, Austria`s first Bike Park. The festive opening ceremony with the arrival of all nations will take place on 12 June at the Strandbad Thumersbach; the closing party will be held at the Steigenberg Hotel Kaprun on 15 June.



The Pinzgau Mega Man promises to be a special highlight, in which the WTG-participants can prove their sense of team spirit. The competition consists of the disciplines mountainbiking, archery, inline skating and running.



With its mix of sports, entertainment and tourism-info the World Tourism Games are showcased as ideal platform for making contacts with top-decision makers in the tourist industry. An experience that everyone who participates will remember for a long time!



The countdown has begun. Representatives in the field of tourism and media with respect to Austrian tourism, who are also versed in recreational sports, are eligible to participate. International participants can register directly at the ANTO office in their respective country.



Admission to the WTG is effected in the order of the received registration forms and the respective groups. Registration deadline is Friday, 3 May 2002.

Theodore Koumelis
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Theodore is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of TravelDailyNews Media Network; his responsibilities include business development and planning for TravelDailyNews long-term opportunities.

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