Draft National Sports Tourism Strategy (Sept 2012)

Sports tourism constitutes 5-10% of the total worldwide tourism value, estimated to be between $25-50 billion (DEAT & SA Tourism 2005). In some countries sport can account for as much as 25% of all tourism receipts. Owing to its strong linkages with other industries and its potential contribution to the national GDP, tourism is a valuable industry in a countryís economy. The tourism sectorís contribution to Dubaiís GDP, for example, is 18% - higher than that of the oil sector, which contributes about 17%, according to Ahmed Al Banna, Assistant General Co-Coordinator of Dubai 2003 (The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund).

: 10 September 2012
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