Dumaguete City wins the Sports Tourism Organizer of the Year Award 2018 during the 3rd Sports Tourism Awards. The awarding was held at Resorts World Manila in Pasay besting other cities and towns in the entire country.
Best Sports Tourism Organizer of the Year – Again!
Dumaguete City has been awarded as the Best Organizer of the Year-Government for the second time. Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo accepted the award along with Councilor Michael Bandal, Assistant City Administrator Dr. Dinno T. Depositario, City Sports Coordinator Ike Xavier Villaflores and Katherine Therese Aguilar of Special Events Unit at the grand ceremony attended by major stakeholders of the sports tourism industry of the country.
Last year, Dumaguete City also received the same award for its excellent track record of hosting international, national and local events that promoted sports tourism and boosted the local economy. Mayor Ipe Remollo is really turning the city of Dumaguete as the “Sports Hub” of Negros Oriental.
3rd Philippine Sports Tourism Awards
The 3rd Philippine Sports Tourism Awards are now open for 14 categories, including four new categories. These awards will recognize events, destinations, venues, local governments, sports associations, event organizers, tourism entities and the corporate world, which have made outstanding contributions to the sports tourism industry. The officers in this group have been going around the Philippines to promote their advocacy of holding sports as part of the tourism in the country.
After a decade of the fora, we realized the great strides and achievements some of the destinations and entities have attained,” said Charles Lim (president of Selrahco Management).
“Sports tourism is the fastest-growing sector in the global tourism industry.” he continued.
Categories – 3rd Philippine Sports Tourism Awards
The 14 categories include the Destination of the Year, Organizer of the Year-Government, Organizer of the Year-Private, Event of the Year-Domestic, Event of the Year-International, Destination Marketing of the Year, Sports Association of the Year, Hotel of the Year, Event Sponsorship of the Year, Airline of the Year and Charity Event of the Year.
Selrahco Management added four new categories for this year’s awards. These are Tour Operator of the Year, Sports Venue of the Year, Sports MICE event of the Year, and Media Coverage of Year.