Sport plays an important role in everyone’s life, whether being a professional athlete, an enthusiastic amateur, or a sports fan. The role of sports is far more determinative than that; in addition to its psychological and personality-forming influence, it is an international language that plays a central role in the existence of nations. One might reasonably ask: how does sport fit in with the tourism? One of our main goals is to show the inseparable connection between sport and tourism. This is yet to be elaborated in Hungary. This branch of tourism has big potential, just think of the Formula-1, stunt flying, the Triathlon World Championship, the Traditional Kayak-Canoe World Championship in Szeged.
Notwithstanding, the training camps have already developed to become serious and recognised channels in other countries. Sports have serious potential in the future owing to its role of sports in our country and Hungary’s reputation in the international sporting community. It is thus necessary to have a clear concept driven by the right professionals and cooperation.
In conjunction with our colleagues, we intend to contribute to the development of tourism by moving this field to the forefront. We would like to actively campaign for sports and healthy lifestyle, besides emphasising its impact on tourism. Our sports programmes will ensure activities and informal meeting possibilities for the whole of the tourism sector but are also aimed to function as a bridge between ourselves.
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Olympic and World Champion – Kayaking