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Sportcal will be presenting the two indices as well as its recent publication, the Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report 2015, ahead of a session on Sports Tourism. The Launch of the Global Sports Cities & Nations Index 2015 will be free to attend with further details available on the website.
With more data than ever before available on the Sportcal Events platform, the Global Sports Nations Index has been extended to cover a 14-year period for this edition (increased from a 12-year period), covering seven years in the past and seven years in the future (2009-2022).
More than 80 nations and 600 cities are analysed in the index. The data is calculated from Sportcal’s Events and Bidding services, which provides information on events that have either been hosted, awarded or are available for bidding.
The Global Sports Nations and Cities Indices have become the industry benchmark for the hosting of major sporting events, and are part of Sportcal’s Global Sports Impact Project.
Sportcal recently published its Global Sports Impact Report 2015.
The GSI Report 2015 analyses the impact of over 75 world championships and multi-sport games in 2014, one aspect of which is sports tourism.
Over 13 million spectators attended the major sporting events in 2014 analysed by the GSI Report and 400 million spectators attended a selected group of 50 sporting properties.
As the GSI Report explains, one of the fastest growing sectors of tourism is sports tourism and the report estimates that figures for sports tourism are frequently understated due to the lack of good data on the people attending major sporting events.
Free to attend, the Sports Tourism session at the World Travel Market will explore innovations for destinations and events. Mike Laflin, CEO of Sportcal, will moderate the session, and the panel consists of: Lars Lundov, Chief Executive, Sport Event Denmark; Neil Carney, Director Venue Management, Baku 2015 European Games; Iain Edmondson, Head of Major Events, London & Partners; and Mark O’Connell, Director, W2 Consulting.
The Global Sports Impact Report 2015 provides in-depth analysis on more than 75 world championships and multi-sport games held in 2014, with detailed case studies on key events and much more.
To find out more about the report and to obtain a copy, register your interest with Sportcal, the leading provider of news and intelligence to the global sports industry.