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Al Kidd Announces Retirement from Sports ETA

Al Kidd, who has served as president and chief executive officer of the Sports Events and Tourism Association since 2017, will retire from the position, effective June 30, 2023. Searchwide Global has been retained to conduct the search for the next executive of the sports-events industry association. Kidd joined Sports ETA as only its second […]

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TEAMS Conference Partners With Compete Sports Diversity

Northstar Meetings Group has reached an agreement with Compete Sports Diversity that will provide the opportunity for members of Compete to attend the TEAMS Conference & Expo in Oklahoma City, October 24–27, 2022, as event organizers to meet with destinations, venues and suppliers interested in LGBTQ+ sports events. The deal will also provide meeting space […]

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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)
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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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