JOAN GASPART

President GASPART BONET FOUNDATION、 Former President FUTBOL CLUB BARCELONA
Joan Gaspart is a hotel businessman engaged in tourism activities in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, Europe and the world. He is President of Gaspart Bonet Foundation, an organization offering training grants in hospitality industry. Concurrently, Mr. Gaspart is an executive committee member of the Spanish Confederation of Employers’ Organizations (CEOE), an observer of HOTREC, board members of Internationa Hotel & Restaurant Association (IHRA), School of Tourism, Hospitality and Gastronomy (CETT) of the University of Barcelona and Escola Superior d’Hostaleria de Barcelona (ESHOB), and Honorary Consul of Seychelles. He is also Former President of Futbol Club Barcelona and a former member of the Royal Spanish Football Federation. Mr. Gaspart obtained a Degree in Tourism at the Thonon-les-Bains Hotel School in France.
Speaker’s sessions
Tue, Oct 15, 11:30AM - 12:15PM

PANEL SESSION IV:THE INTERSECTIONS BETWEEN ADVENTURE,SPORTS,AND TOURISM

SI: Cantonese, English, Putonghua, Portuguese, Spanish

With the demand for authentic experiences on the rise, adventure and sports activities can diversify tourism offerings and increase a destination’s competitiveness. Looking at different facets of these markets from a wide geographical perspective, speakers will address how adventure and sports are changing the way people travel and their potential for synergies. How do these three markets complement each other? How have sports events and mega-events affected the global tourism industry? In what ways have adventure and sports offerings at destinations impact the traveller consumer experience? Finally, how can adventure, sports, and tourism help destinations tackle seasonality, boost infrastructure,and reinforce their brands?