Manila, Philippines — Regardless of the inactive sports activities state of affairs sector throughout the first half of 2020 brought on by Covid-19 pandemic, strikes are underway to revive the sector with the opening of the nominations for the 4th Philippine Sports activities Tourism Awards (PSTA).
Organized by Cebu-based Selrahco Administration and Consultancy Companies and Supported by the Division of Tourism and the Philippine Sports activities Fee, the Awards will honor sports activities teams, non-public entities, and authorities businesses based mostly on occasions organized or hosted in 2019.
Classes for nominations are Sports activities Tourism Vacation spot of the 12 months, Sports activities Tourism Organizer (non-public and authorities), Sports activities Tourism Occasion (home and worldwide), Sports activities Tourism Sport Affiliation, Sports activities Tourism Vacation spot Advertising and marketing, Sports activities Tourism Resort, Sports activities Tourism Occasion Sponsorship, Sports activities Tourism Charity Occasion, Sports activities Tourism Airline, Sports activities Tour Operator, Journey Occasion, Sports activities Venue, Sports activities MICE Occasion, and Sports activities Media Protection.
Two particular awards may even be given to outstanding sports activities personalities within the non-public and authorities sector.
The one considered one of its variety within the nation, PSTA encourages professionalism within the planning and administration of sporting occasions to assist promote tourism.
In accordance PSTA founder and president Charles Lim, Clark Particular Financial Zone and Subic Bay Freeport have been inspired by the sports activities group to jump-start the restoration of the sector, being among the many areas with very low incidence of Covid-19 resulting from its strict well being protocols.
He mentioned that the awards occasion will assist the 2 enterprise enclaves reclaim their standings as premier sports activities tourism hubs within the area, having hosted the 30th Southeast Asian Video games final yr.
Clark and Subic are prioritizing well being security for athletes, organizers, and stakeholders, with the steerage from the Inter-Company Process Drive, PSC, and the DOT.
“Regardless of the setbacks we skilled previously months, the tourism trade actions in Clark will quickly rise as soon as extra to point out what made it the sports activities tourism vacation spot of the yr for 2 years,” says Clark Improvement Corp. president Noel Manankil.
“The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority believes that as resilient because the Filipinos are, tourism will spring again to the heights it has reached earlier than as one of many nation’s hottest locations,” says SBMA chair Atty. Wilma Eisma, who expressed optimism in resuming a number of occasions after its quarantine standing has been reclassified.
Earlier PSTA awardee occasions and organizers embody Ironman 70.3, Dawn Occasions, Philippine Soccer Affiliation, Tabuelan 111, SunPiology, Ceres Soccer Membership, Fats Boys 10s Rugby, and the Philippine Inter-Island Crusing Federation.
Institutional recipients are Philippine Airways, Cebu Pacific, Resorts World Manila, Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa, and the Car Affiliation Philippines.
For extra info on the PSTA nominations, electronic mail [email protected] or contact 0906-4067051 or 0949-4628108.