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The Latest on the Olympics and Paralympic Games

Get the latest news on the Olympic and Paralympic Games here from the editors of SportsTravel. Olympic Ban Disappoints Chinese Fans as Fears Over Omicron Continue Given the zero tolerance for speaking out, there was expected resignation but acceptance among Chinese sports fans upon hearing this week’s decision that they, like the rest of 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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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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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. 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 in the […]

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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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Sports ETA Approves New Board Members, Changes Bylaws

Members of the Sports Event and Tourism Association elected a new board at the first annual membership meeting held since the start of the pandemic. Members also adopted several new bylaw changes that will give more equal benefits to rights holder and industry partner members, and created a new individual membership category. The annual meeting […]

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The Guide to How Convention Centers are Safely Hosting Sports Events

As the tourism industry begins to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the brightest spots has been the number of sports events being safely held in convention centers. From volleyball and basketball tournaments to dance and cheerleading competitions, these events have been the first to open doors that have been closed […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Creative Sports Event Venues

The sports-event industry continues to face unprecedented challenges as the world combats the coronavirus pandemic. Countless events, meetings, conferences and trade shows have been canceled or rescheduled, and the sports-event industry has been hit equally as hard. With many stadiums and arenas shuttered or limited to other uses, event organizers need to navigate new venue possibilities […]

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Green Your Game Sustainability Guide

Download this guide on ways that sporting events in the United States, which bring more than 200 million people together every year, can reduce waste associated with those events. There are steps that sports organizations, venues and destinations can take to ensure a more sustainable event—and one that leaves participants and spectators feeling better about […]

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