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Guide to Sports Events and Venues in Ocean City

Why Ocean City for Your Next Meeting or Event? In Ocean City, unique meeting and convention spaces create memorable experiences. Attendees will find myriad opportunities to rejuvenate, connect and energize throughout their stay in this destination renowned for its sparkling blue waters and fiery pink sunsets. With its prime location near many of the most […]

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Showcase Your Event at World Equestrian Center – Ocala

A New Florida Event Venue The largest equestrian complex in the United States is nestled in the Horse Capital of the World in Ocala, Florida. The world‐class venue is the largest equestrian complex with multi‐indoor and outdoor arenas offering state‐of‐the‐art amenities to accommodate all styles of premier events. Not everyone knows much about equestrian sport, […]

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More Than 800 Attend Sports ETA Symposium

The Sports Events and Tourism Association completed its annual symposium in Fort Worth, Texas, May 2­–5, releasing a new State of the Industry report, naming Las Vegas as the host city for the 2026 event and announcing the first non-destination member to serve on the association’s executive committee in the organization’s 30-year history. The meeting […]

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Arkansas: Accessible and Affordable for a Wide Variety of Sporting Competitions

On behalf of Arkansas Tourism and the Arkansas Sports Team, we’d like to welcome you to The Natural State for your next sporting event. (Sponsored Content) Convenient sports facilities, plentiful entertainment Centrally located in the mid-South, with a moderate year-round climate, Arkansas is a beautiful, affordable destination for sporting events. An easy drive from anywhere […]

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Northstar Launches Bid Process for EsportsTravel Summit

The Sports Division of Northstar Meetings Group, organizer of the TEAMS Conference & Expo and the recently announced TEAMS Europe, has announced a formal bidding process to identify potential host-city partners for the EsportsTravel Summit, the leading conference for esports event organizers, in 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027. TEAMS and the EsportsTravel Summit are the […]

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The Latest on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

Welcome to the latest from SportsTravel on the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games from Beijing. The Olympics have returned to Beijing less than 14 years after it hosted the 2008 Summer Games, making this year’s host city the first to be the site for both the Winter and Summer Games. Beijing was awarded this […]

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Tim Schneider, left, the founder of SportsTravel, the TEAMS Conference & Expo and the EsportsTravel Summit, will leave Northstar on February 1. Jason Gewirtz will become vice president of Northstar's Sports Division and executive editor and publisher of SportsTravel. (Photos by Jared Wickerham)

Northstar Meetings Group Sports Division Appoints New Leadership, Announces New Initiatives

As sports and esports events continue to represent an important source of new and repeat business for destinations, venues and hoteliers, the Northstar Meetings Group continues to invest in the products and services it delivers to the sports-event industry and the people who support it, including an expansion of the TEAMS brand to Europe, the […]

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William Knox to Lead Sports ETA Venue Program

Sports tourism veteran William Knox will join the Sports Events & Tourism Association to lead the organization’s facilities program development. In the newly created role, Knox will oversee membership and programming for sports venues, one of the fastest-growing segment of the industry association’s general membership. Knox is president and owner of Legacy Sports Group and […]

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TEAMS ’21 Conference & Expo Enhances Health Protocols, Further Reducing Coronavirus Transmission Risks

Northstar Meetings Group has announced enhanced health and safety protocols for the upcoming TEAMS ’21 Conference & Expo, September 27–30, in Atlantic City. The enhanced protocols include the requirement that all attendees take a COVID-19 test in the 72 hours prior to their arrival in Atlantic City, regardless of vaccination status. Both PCR and Rapid […]

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Sports ETA and Northstar Meetings Group Announce New Five-Year Partnership

    Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, announced today a new five-year partnership with Northstar Meetings Group, the leading multi-platform brand for dedicated meeting and business planners and sports event organizers, to serve as presenting sponsor of the association’s “Annual State of the Industry” research report. Under […]

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