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European Sport Tourism Awards

ESTS AWARDS SHANNON FINAL 2015 SMALLThe inaugural Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards aim to recognise and reward innovation and achievement in sport tourism from across Europe. Events, destinations and venues which have made outstanding contributions to the sport tourism industry will be acknowledged in front of a global audience of sport tourism influencers and practitioners. The 2015 Awards Presentation will be hosted on the evening of Thursday 14th May in King Johns Castle, Limerick.

Awards MC: Dave McIntyre – Newstalk ‘Off the Ball’, TV3, Setanta Sports and Sky Sports commentator

The Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards 2015 Categories are:

shannon groupESTA1 – European Sport Tourism City 2016

The European Sport Tourism City Award 2016 will be a designation awarded to a city in Europe who is considered to be delivering an integrated sport tourism city destination approach throughout 2015/2016. The winning city will hold the title European Sport Tourism City 2016. Sponsor: Shannon Group

shannon groupESTA2 – European Sport Tourism Town 2016

The European Sport Tourism Town 2016 will be a designation awarded to a city in Europe who is considered to be delivering an integrated sport tourism town destination approach.. The winning city will hold the title European Sport Tourism Town 2016. Sponsor: Shannon Group

Newstalk-Logo-Large-bwESTA3 – Sport Tourism Venue

The Sport Tourism Venue Award recognises the role of a host venue in delivering a sport tourism event including stadia, arenas, sports facilities, parks and natural resources. Sponsor: Newstalk

Sportcal Logo bwESTA4 – Sport Tourism Event Innovation

The Sport Tourism Event Innovation Award will be awarded to an event that has demonstrated the greatest level of innovation in delivery, participant or visitor experience. Sponsor: Sportcal


ESTA5 – Sport Tourism Educational Institute of the Year

The Sport Tourism Educational Institute of the Year Award will be awarded to a third level institute who are leading the way in educating future sport tourism practitioners. Sponsor: Limerick and City Council

ESTA6 – Sport Tourism Destination Marketing Award

The Sport Tourism Destination Marketing Award will recognise excellence in the overall marketing approach by national, regional or local destinations. Sponsor: W2 Consulting

 

trump-ireland-bwESTA7 – Sport Tourism Digital Marketing Award

 The Sport Tourism Digital Media 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. Sponsor: Trump International Golf Links & Hotel Ireland

  ESTA8 – Sport Event Sponsorship of the Year

The Sport Tourism Sponsorship of the Year Award will be awarded to a brand that has demonstrated best practice and innovation in their approach to sponsorship of a sport tourism event. Sponsor: Irish Independent

Shannon_Airport_logo-bwESTA9 – European Sport Tourism Event of the Year

The European Sport Tourism Event of the Award will recognise the overall success of an international event that has resulted in a significant economic, social and sport impact on its host area. Events will include major international sports events, signature events or mass participation events. Sponsor: Shannon Airport

bdoESTS10 – National Sport Tourism Event of the Year

The National Sport Tourism Event of the Year Award will recognise the overall success of a national event hosted in Ireland that has resulted in a major economic, social and sport impact on its host area. Events will include all sporting events hosted by national sports federations and mass participation events. Sponsor: BDO

failte2ESTA11 -Regional Sport Tourism Event of the Year

The Regional Sport Tourism Event of the Year Award will recognise the overall success of a regional or local hosted event that has resulted in a significant economic, social and sport impact on its host area. Events will include all sporting events hosted by national sports federations, local organisations and mass participation events. Sponsor: Failte Ireland

Lakelands_logoESTA12 – Lakelands & Inland Waterways Sport Tourism Innovation

The Lakelands & Inland Waterways Sport Tourism Innovation Award is open to events, venues and activities which have shown innovation and creativity in developing water based sport tourism. Sponsor: Lakelands & Inland Waterways

ESTA13 – Sport Tourism Charity Event 

The Sport Tourism Charity Event Award is open to all events which promote sport tourism as a key economic driver for fundraising and charity. Sponsor: UL Sport