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Hawaii Tourism Authority to Sponsor Big West Championships

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has signed on to become the presenting sponsor of the Big West Men’s and Women’s Basketball, and Men’s Volleyball Championships. As an official corporate partner of the collegiate conference through 2023, the HTA plans to  showcase the Hawaiian Islands through partnership assets across the Big West’s broadcast, print, digital and social […]

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ESPN to Air American Kennel Club National Championship

The American Kennel Club and ESPN have announced a three-year content agreement that will bring high-energy dog programming to the sports network and its affiliated channels, including digital rights for select events to stream live on the ESPN App. The agreement will also allow ABC to air the AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin […]

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IHG: Sports Generated a Third of Summer Group Bookings

From May through August 2020, more than a third of all group bookings at IHG Hotels and Resorts were from sports-related travel, the company has reported. The company, whose properties include Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza, said the amateur sports market—led by baseball, softball and hockey—accounted for one of its strongest group […]

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The NBA received a 2020 SportsTravel Award for its leadership role during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

2020 SportsTravel Awards Honor
Organizations That Gave Back

SportsTravel is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 SportsTravel Awards, which were awarded at TEAMS ’20 Virtual from Houston. The awards honored organizations that went above and beyond to help their communities and their sports during the coronavirus pandemic. The SportsTravel Awards, which typically honor the best amateur, collegiate and professional sports events […]

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TEAMS ’20 Virtual From Houston Program

Read the Summer 2020 digital edition of SportsTravel! This issue is devoted to the sports-event industry’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on sports events. Features include an in-depth look at what the future holds for youth, collegiate and professional sports, as well as sponsorship and the fan experience. Click here to access the digital edition.

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Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery

In Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery, SportsTravel Editor and Publisher Jason Gewirtz and EventConnect CEO Jason Parker discuss the latest tournament registration statistics and trends they are seeing in the timing of those registrations. This episode also includes an in-depth discussion from three perspectives of the sports-event industry’s recovery. […]

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Jim Arnold Joins Sports Facilities Companies

Sports Facilities (SF) Companies has announced that Jim Arnold will join the youth and amateur sports venue management, development, and planning company in the role of national business development director. In the new role, Arnold will lead the company’s client engagement across the United States. Arnold has a long history with sports venues, launching Ripken […]

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Al Kidd and Jennifer Stoll: The $45 Billion Case for Sports-Related Travel

  For more coverage of the State of the Industry report, click here. For years, the Sports Events and Tourism Association (formerly the National Association of Sports Commissions) produced an annual state of the industry report in an effort to gauge the economic impact of the sports tourism industry. But association leaders were quick to […]

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Episode Five: How an Event Organizer, Venue and Destination View Recovery (Video)

In this fact-based, data-driven web series, SportsTravel will be interviewing leaders from destinations, sports organizations, hotels and industry suppliers to track the recovery of the sports-event industry. Each episode will feature insight from EventConnect on the latest statistics from tournament registrations and hotel bookings across the country, as well as a dialogue with a select […]

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TEAMS ’20 Virtual from Houston Will Connect
the Global Sports-Event Industry

Northstar Meetings Group has announced that the TEAMS ’20 Conference & Expo—the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers—will be an all-digital “Virtual from Houston” experience that connects event organizers, destinations and sports-industry thought leaders from across the United States and around the globe. Participants in the immersive online experience from October 19–22 will include the […]

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