Monday, December 31, 2007

Sports tourism gets boost

Sports tourism is fast gaining a foothold in the country.
Sports Minister Datuk Seri Azalina Othman Said said sports tourism had the potential to grow as the country was rich in natural resources.

"I believe the industry will go far," Azalina said at the launch of the Adventure Sports and Travel Expo 2007 (Astex) at the Mid Valley Exhibition Centre here yesterday.

Astex organising chairman Datuk Seri Talaat Hussein said sports tourism had existed for years although little was known about it until recently.

Malaysia Sports Tourism Council (MSTC), as the organiser of Astex, hopes to create awareness about sports tourism as well as educate the public on adopting a healthier lifestyle.
"MSTC has created a database for fans of sports tourism.

"Anyone who is interested can find out about the activities through our database," MSTC president Ahmad Kamil Mohamed said. For information, visit

Source : NST
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