Olympic Fever

Bavaria Tourism hosts Olympic media fam.


Members of the media and representatives from several official German tourism organizations were treated to a fam trip to Vancouver, B.C., during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games last month.

Representatives from several German tourism organizations and members of the media, including TravelAge West Editor-in Chief Kenneth Shapiro (far right), at Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge on a

Representatives from several German tourism organizations and members of the media, including TravelAge West Editor-in Chief Kenneth Shapiro (far right), at Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge on a trip hosted by Bavaria Tourism during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

As the official host of the trip, Bavaria Tourism was highlighting Bavaria as an exceptional winter sports destination. Bavarian towns will host several world championship events over the next two years, including the 2011 FIS Alpine Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen; the 2011 Essent ISU World Single Distances Speed Skating Championships in Inzell; the 2011 FIBT World Championships Bobsleigh, Skeleton in Berchtesgadener Land; and the 2012 IBU World Championships Biathlon in Ruhpolding.

In addition, Munich has made an official bid to become the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. If the city wins the bid, Munich would be the first destination to host both a summer and a winter Olympics.

In addition to press conferences, the fam trip itinerary included tours of both Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., including visits to First Nations’ museums and the Capilano Suspension Bridge, as well as tickets to the Women’s Super G Olympic ski finals.

Along with Bavaria Tourism, other official organizations represented on the trip included the Munich Tourist Office, Tourism Upper Bavaria, Garmisch-Partenkirchen Tourism, Inzell Tourism, Ruhpolding Tourism, Berchtesgadener Land Tourism, Snow Bavaria and the Olympic Bid Committee for Munich 2018.

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