Tweet 30 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! LocalNews Jamaican wins CTO’s Tourism Youth Congress 2012 by: – October 10, 2012 Share Share Share Junior Ministers at the Tourism Youth Congress in St KittsST KITTS — Should Jamaica build a museum to honour sporting heroes like Usain Bolt? Or should Dominica hold an annual “Nature Island Games” to draw visitors to its forested hills?These were some of the ideas put forth by some of the Caribbean tourism newest visionaries Wednesday as part of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Tourism Youth Congress at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank’s campus in Basseterre. The congress, which gathers “Junior Ministers” of Tourism aged 14 to 17 from around the Caribbean, has been taking place under the aegis of the CTO since 2000. It was Jamaica’s O’Brian Lewis, the Junior Minister who offered the proposal for a national sports museum, who took home first place following three rounds of debate covering sports tourism, social media and celebrity endorsement. (Lewis, naturally, suggested that Usain Bolt should be Jamaica’s official spokesperson). “Imagine, entering a black green building, where, at the entrance, you are greeted by cool reggae music — to the right, you see Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce; to your left, you find cricketers Courtney Walsh or Chris Gayle,” Lewis said of his proposed museum, perhaps finding the ear of one of the assembled tourism delegates on hand for the event. Placing in second was Barbados’ Christopher Morgan, followed by St Maarten’s Kiran Jivnani and Turks and Caicos’ Arean Louis in a tie for third. The young delegates were debating their own new ideas for the industry — from a establishing a high-level tennis academy in Antigua to fostering a haven for extreme sports in St Kitts — as their more seasoned counterparts held court at the Marriott in Basseterre to address regional airlift and other pressing issues for Caribbean tourism. The congress, which was chaired by and Dominican native Kitwanie Carbon (who won the event last year), was preceded by a mock tourism debate put on by local students in St Kitts and Nevis. Caribbean Journal
The Top 10 Thai finalists in four award categories have been announced by SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference 2018 organisers, MMC Sportz. The list includes the Best Esports Event of the Year (Asia) supported by Esports Insider. SPIA Asia will take place 19 & 20 November at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld and Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be presented at the Awards Gala, attended by more than 400 industry leaders from Asia and beyond, on the evening of 20th November.With many great esports tournaments taking place in Asia this year the judging for the best event was a demanding task. As a result, we asked for some community feedback via an online vote which reached over 20,000 people. While the vote will not decide the eventual winner, it will aid us in narrowing down the top three events and the overall winner.Below are the top ten events which were shortlisted and were open to community voting. This year Asia had a plethora of events once again establishing the region as a leader in the industry.Shortlist for Best Esports Event of the Year (Asia)With technology and innovation at the heart of sports today, esports is explored in depth at SPIA Asia’s conference with AirAsia taking the lead in a keynote and Esports Insider leading a panel with key industry experts. Furthermore, the trends of Blockchain, innovation at big sports events, smart stadiums, the role of virtual advertising in sports will be discussed across the event. Twitter, LinkedIn and Visa will all share insights on social media’s move into sports broadcast with specific reference to the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia and the 2019 Winter Olympics.“The level of Thai sports businesses and brands continues to grow with many world-class and with an international presence. The shortlisting process has been very rigorous with the final round of judging taking place on 19th November. All winners will then be announced at the Awards Gala on 20th November and beamed lived to millions of viewers on our Twitter live feed,” commented Mr. Eric M. Gottschalk, CEO of MMC Sportz, organizer of SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards & Conference.Disclaimer: Esports Insider is supporting SPIA Asia Conference for their esports segment and the Best Esports Event of the Year in Asia award.