Thursday 22 February 2018

Our obsession with sport could be worth millions to the economy

Sport, in all its forms, is a national obsession. It could also be a lucrative national earner the European Sports Summit in Thomond Park, Limerick, heard yesterday.

This country, the summit was told, needs a proper national strategy to avail of a bigger slice of sports tourism, which is worth €450bn globally.

The great thing about sports fans is that they follow their sport with passion and factors such as weather, destination and most importantly, cost, are only secondary considerations.

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