The nominations for the 3rd Philippine Sports Tourism Awards are now open to all sports and tourism-related associations, event organizers, companies, and local government units that have excelled in supporting, organizing, and managing sports events to attract visitors to their destinations.
The prestigious awards will from this year be given annually to the various categories in the private and government sectors for domestic or international events.
Introduced by Selrahco Management, a marketing and promotions company focusing on destination and sports marketing, the PSTA is a spin-off of the Sports Tourism Forum which was formed in 2004. PSTA is now managed by Selrahco-Primetime.
Previous honorees included Sunrise Events Inc (2015-2017) as private event organizers, Dumaguete City (2017) and Municipality of Lubao, Pampanga (2017) as government event organizers; Tabuelan 111(2015) and Visit Davao Summer Festival (2017) as domestic event of the year; Ironman 70.3 Cebu (2015) and Ironman 70.3 Asia Pacific Championship (2017) as event of the year; Philippine Inter-Island Sailing Federation (2015) and Philippine Football Federation (2017) as national sports association of the year; Province of Cebu (2015) and Cebu Pacific Air (2017) for destination marketing; Resorts World Manila Masters (2015) and Century Tuna Ironman (2017) for event sponsorship of the year; Fat Boy 10s Rugby (2015) and Fundlife International (2017) were named charity events of the year, Philippine Airlines was named 2017 airline of the year while Shangri-La's Mactan Resort & Spa romped away with the hotel of the year 2017 award.
The prestigious award of Destination of the Year was won by Clark Freezone in 2015 and Subic Bay in 2017.
Nominations for events held only in 2018 will be considered. The categories are:
Destination of the Year
Organizer of the Year (LGU)
Organizer of the Year (Private)
Event of the Year (Domestic)
Event of the Year (International)
Destination Marketing of the Year
NSA of the Year
Hotel of the Year
Event Sponsorship of the Year
Airline of the Year
Charity Event of the Year
Four new categories are added for this year:
Tour Operator of the Year
Sports Venue of the Year
Sports MICE event of the Year
Media Coverage of Year
Deadline for nominations will be on June 30, 2019. Nomination forms are available online on the PSTA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ThePSTAwards/. There is no fee in nominating an entry. Only shortlisted nominations will be announced.