Category: WLO News-Insides

Jan 1
1970

Douglas Kleiber – About Bilbao: But once again I was impressed with how many healthy looking people, locals as well as tourists, …”

Dr. Douglas Kleiber

WLO Research and Knowledge Transference Committee Chair,

Georgia University   – (USA). 12th, June.

About all that had changed was to see more people running, and cycling than I remember as well as more on cell phones (as seems to be the case everywhere). But once again I was impressed with how many healthy looking people, locals as well as tourists, who walked the streets all around the city (but especially along the Nervion River where the famous Guggenheim Museum stands out as a European highlight) almost every evening for exercise, socializing and the prospect of finding good pinxtos (like tapas) for which Bilbao and the Basque region, but especially the old town of Casco Viejo, are known. Of course, though, a highlight of my trip was having some time to visit the excellent “Secretariat” of the World Leisure Organization, located on the very edge of that lovey old town.

Dr. Douglas Kleiber

WLO Research and Knowledge Transference Committee Chair,

Georgia University   – (USA). 12th, June.

About all that had changed was to see more people running, and cycling than I remember as well as more on cell phones (as seems to be the case everywhere). But once again I was impressed with how many healthy looking people, locals as well as tourists, who walked the streets all around the city (but especially along the Nervion River where the famous Guggenheim Museum stands out as a European highlight) almost every evening for exercise, socializing and the prospect of finding good pinxtos (like tapas) for which Bilbao and the Basque region, but especially the old town of Casco Viejo, are known. Of course, though, a highlight of my trip was having some time to visit the excellent “Secretariat” of the World Leisure Organization, located on the very edge of that lovey old town.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO scientific and technical office in Bilbao welcomes Martin Rodriguez Alberdi – new trainee

Traineeships are an opportunity to learn from future leisure professionals and as one more proof of our commitment to the youth, the WLO warmly welcomes Martin Rodriguez Alberdi. He will be collaborating with the events and communication department, and supporting the diferent WLO programmes like the Special Interest Groups.

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Traineeships are an opportunity to learn from future leisure professionals and as one more proof of our commitment to the youth, the WLO warmly welcomes Martin Rodriguez Alberdi. He will be collaborating with the events and communication department, and supporting the diferent WLO programmes like the Special Interest Groups.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO scientific and technical office in Bilbao welcomes a new trainee

Traineeships are an opportunity to learn from future leisure professionals, benefitting from their refreshing ideas and ways of doing, while passing on some of our knowledge and training future WLO ambassadors. As one more proof of our commitment to the youth, the WLO warmly welcomes Sandra del Campo, the first trainee to join the scientific and technical office in Bilbao. She will be collaborating with the events and communication department, learning from a major practical experience such as the organization of the WL Congress in São Paulo.

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Traineeships are an opportunity to learn from future leisure professionals, benefitting from their refreshing ideas and ways of doing, while passing on some of our knowledge and training future WLO ambassadors. As one more proof of our commitment to the youth, the WLO warmly welcomes Sandra del Campo, the first trainee to join the scientific and technical office in Bilbao. She will be collaborating with the events and communication department, learning from a major practical experience such as the organization of the WL Congress in São Paulo.

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Jan 1
1970

Some notes on WLO Board of Directors members and former members’ work in the field of sports

We asked some of the members or former members of the WLO Board of Directors (BoD) who are among the most involved in sports –BoD members Mr. Ling Ping and Mr. MA Zhongqiang (Victor), and former member Dr. Lijun (Jane) Zhou– about their work in this thematic area. Here a snapshot of their extensive work on this area. We invite you to contact them for more information on this work.

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We asked some of the members or former members of the WLO Board of Directors (BoD) who are among the most involved in sports –BoD members Mr. Ling Ping and Mr. MA Zhongqiang (Victor), and former member Dr. Lijun (Jane) Zhou– about their work in this thematic area. Here a snapshot of their extensive work on this area. We invite you to contact them for more information on this work.

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Jan 1
1970

Further developing strategic partnerships in China

Roger Coles, Cristina Ortega and Jack Agrios, WLO Chairman, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and legal advisor, travelled to China in May for the signature of a new contract for the WL Expo in Hangzhou and the WL Games in Laixi, Qingdao, in 2019. The trip was also an opportunity to meet relevant actors in the Chinese leisure sphere.

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Roger Coles, Cristina Ortega and Jack Agrios, WLO Chairman, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and legal advisor, travelled to China in May for the signature of a new contract for the WL Expo in Hangzhou and the WL Games in Laixi, Qingdao, in 2019. The trip was also an opportunity to meet relevant actors in the Chinese leisure sphere.

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Jan 1
1970

New Board member Ling Ping promotes the WLO in China

Mr. Ling Ping joined the WLO Board of Directors after the election process of new Board members launched in October 2017. Since then, Ling Ping has been actively engaged in the promotion of the WLO among different Chinese institutional bodies and organizations.

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Mr. Ling Ping joined the WLO Board of Directors after the election process of new Board members launched in October 2017. Since then, Ling Ping has been actively engaged in the promotion of the WLO among different Chinese institutional bodies and organizations.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO travels to Mexico and meets some very engaged members!

In her trip to Mexico, Isabel Verdet, WLO Research and Publications Coordinator, met Demetrio Valdez in Mexico City (PhD Candidate and professor at YMCA University, and former responsible for the direction of the recreational activities programs and the training of operating staff in that area at UNAM-Mexico Autonomous University, for the past 20 years) and Dr Adriana Estrada in Northern city of Monterrey (Professor at the BA Programme in International Tourism at the UDEM-University of Monterrey).

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In her trip to Mexico, Isabel Verdet, WLO Research and Publications Coordinator, met Demetrio Valdez in Mexico City (PhD Candidate and professor at YMCA University, and former responsible for the direction of the recreational activities programs and the training of operating staff in that area at UNAM-Mexico Autonomous University, for the past 20 years) and Dr Adriana Estrada in Northern city of Monterrey (Professor at the BA Programme in International Tourism at the UDEM-University of Monterrey).

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Jan 1
1970

Mireia Iglesias, WLO Communications and Events Coordinator, attends the PCMA 2018 Convening Leaders

WLO Communications and Events Coordinator, Mireia Iglesias, received the PCMA Global Scholarship and had the chance to travel all the way from Bilbao (Spain) to Nashville (United States) to attend PCMA 2018 Convening Leaders, which took place from the 7 to the 10 January. Events legacy, experience design, and more and more the importance of marketing techniques for events emerged as the main sectoral trends – elements all of which we are paying growing attention to in the design of WLO events.

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WLO Communications and Events Coordinator, Mireia Iglesias, received the PCMA Global Scholarship and had the chance to travel all the way from Bilbao (Spain) to Nashville (United States) to attend PCMA 2018 Convening Leaders, which took place from the 7 to the 10 January. Events legacy, experience design, and more and more the importance of marketing techniques for events emerged as the main sectoral trends – elements all of which we are paying growing attention to in the design of WLO events.

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Jan 1
1970

WLO COO meets the Director of UNWTO Affiliate Members Programme

WLO Chief Operating Officer Cristina Ortega met Yolanda Perdomo, Director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members Programme, at the UNWTO headquarters, which are located in Madrid, close to the WLO’s Scientific and Technical Office in Bilbao.

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WLO Chief Operating Officer Cristina Ortega met Yolanda Perdomo, Director of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Affiliate Members Programme, at the UNWTO headquarters, which are located in Madrid, close to the WLO’s Scientific and Technical Office in Bilbao.

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Jan 1
1970

UN NGO Relations & Advocacy Section approves WLO 2017 Annual Review submitted as a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC

As a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1990, WLO is asked to send a report of activities on a yearly basis. The 2017 report was approved by the UN NGO Relations & Advocacy Annual Review Team in late January. The report detailed the work carried out during the year in the four strategic working lines: research, education, knowledge transfer and advocacy. The WLO collaboration with the 6th ENCATC International Study Tour to the Emirates, for which we provided an online learning platform, within the educational line, and the Third World Leisure Forum in Hangzhou and the World Leisure Journal, as examples of the knowledge transfer work, are among the main highlights of the year 2017.

Continue reading “UN NGO Relations & Advocacy Section approves WLO 2017 Annual Review submitted as a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC”

As a NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 1990, WLO is asked to send a report of activities on a yearly basis. The 2017 report was approved by the UN NGO Relations & Advocacy Annual Review Team in late January. The report detailed the work carried out during the year in the four strategic working lines: research, education, knowledge transfer and advocacy. The WLO collaboration with the 6th ENCATC International Study Tour to the Emirates, for which we provided an online learning platform, within the educational line, and the Third World Leisure Forum in Hangzhou and the World Leisure Journal, as examples of the knowledge transfer work, are among the main highlights of the year 2017.

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