Award Categories

gst-2016-white1. WTM Global Sport Tourism Impact Award

The Global Sport Tourism Impact Award will be presented to an event, organisation or destination that provides evidence of the impact of sport tourism and demonstrates how sustained growth & investment has been achieved on the host economy. The impact will be accessed from an economic, social, sport and destination perspective.

gst-2016-white2. WTM Global Sport Tourism City 2017

The Global Sport Tourism City Award 2017 will be a designation awarded to a global city who is considered to deliver an integrated sport tourism destination approach. The winning city will hold the title Global Sport Tourism City 2017.
Previous 2015 Winner: London

gst-2016-white3. WTM Global Sport Tourism Town 2017

The Global Sport Tourism Town 2017 will be a designation awarded to a city that is considered to be delivering an integrated sport tourism town destination approach. The winning city will hold the title Global Sport Tourism Town 2017.
Previous 2015 Winner: Westport, Ireland

gst-2016-white4. WTM Global Sport Tourism Innovation Award

The Global Sport Tourism Innovation Award will be awarded to an event/destination that has demonstrated the greatest level of innovation in delivery, participant or visitor experience.
Previous 2015 Winner: Tour de Yorkshire

gst-2016-white5. WTM Global Sport Tourism Destination Marketing Award

The Global Sport Tourism Destination Marketing Award will recognise excellence in the overall marketing approach by national, regional or local destinations.
Previous 2015 Winner: Event Scotland

gst-2016-white6. WTM Global Sport Tourism Digital Marketing Award

The Global Sport Tourism Digital Marketing Award will be awarded to an event or agency who demonstrate innovation and impact from their social media activities supporting and marketing a specific sport event or contribution to destination marketing.
Previous 2015 Winner: IAAF World Half Marathon Championship 2014

gst-2016-white7. WTM Global Sport Tourism Event Sponsorship Award

The Global Sport Tourism Event Sponsorship Award will be awarded to a brand that has demonstrated best practice and innovation in their approach to sponsorship of a sport tourism event.
Previous 2015 Winner: Vodafone

gst-2016-white8. WTM Global Sport Tourism Event of the Year Award – Major Events

The Global Sport Tourism Event of the Year Award will recognise the overall success of a Major Event that has resulted in a major economic, social and sport impact on its host area.
Previous 2015 Winner: Giro d’Italia Big Start Belfast

gst-2016-white9. WTM Global Sport Tourism Event of the Year Award – Mass Participation Events

The Global Sport Tourism Event of the Year Award will recognise the overall success of a Mass Participation Event that has resulted in a major economic, social and sport impact on its host area
Previous 2015 Winner: Prudential RideLondon