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Editors of Northstar Travel Group brands discuss trends in travel for 2023.

Travel Talk: Destinations to Watch in 2023

As travel comes roaring back, a wide range of destinations are reaping the benefits. In this inaugural episode of “Travel Talk”, thought leaders from across Northstar Travel Group discuss what destinations are drawing the greatest interest from travelers across a range of industry sectors, including leisure, sports, meetings and corporate travel. Roundtable members discuss how […]

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TEAMS Conference Partners With Open Championships Series

Northstar Meetings Group has entered into a multiyear agreement with the Open Championships Series that will encourage and allow event organizers affiliated with the cheer and dance organization to attend Northstar’s TEAMS Conference & Expo. As part of the agreement, TEAMS will also provide meeting space for the Open Championships Series’ affiliated organizations to gather […]

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A Review and Preview of the Year in Sports-Related Travel

  This past year has been an eventful and historic one at SportsTravel as we celebrated the magazine’s 25th anniversary since its first issue. During the past year, we promoted longtime senior editor Matt Traub to the position of managing editor and hired Justin Shaw, another sports journalism veteran as our new associate editor. In this […]

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The TEAMS Conference takes place at the Oklahoma City Convention Center on Wednesday October 26, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)
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TEAMS Conference Announces Future Hosts

Northstar Meetings Group has announced two future sites for the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world’s largest gathering of sports-event organizers, taking its annual event to a pair of markets that reflect the vitality of the sports-related travel market. Along with previously announced host cities, the conference has now announced its host locations through 2029. […]

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The TEAMS Conference will be held October 24–27, 2022, in Oklahoma City. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

TEAMS ’22 to Convene Sports-Events Industry

The TEAMS Conference & Expo, presented by SportsTravel and hosted by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, will convene the sports-events industry at a time when sports events are leading the travel and tourism comeback. TEAMS ’22 at the Oklahoma City Convention Center will also feature educational programming from leaders in the industry, including […]

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National Council of Youth Sports to
Meet in Conjunction with TEAMS

The National Council of Youth Sports has announced that its annual board meeting will be co-located with the TEAMS ’22 Conference & Expo. Presented by SportsTravel and hosted by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau, TEAMS ’22 — the world’s largest gathering for the sports-event industry — will be held in Oklahoma City, October […]

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Sebastian Coe to Keynote Inaugural TEAMS Europe in London

  TEAMS Europe, the first international event produced by the TEAMS (Travel, Events and Management in Sports) Conference & Expo—the world’s leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry—has announced Sebastian Coe, double Olympic gold medalist and president of World Athletics, as its keynote speaker. Formerly a member of the UK Parliament, Lord Coe has […]

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The EsportsTravel Summit takes place at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort June 21-23. It's followed by the CEO 2022 Fighting Game Championships June 24-26. (Photo by Jared Wickerham)

Esports Week in Daytona Beach to Showcase Industry’s Best

Daytona Beach, Florida, has declared June 21–26 as Esports Week, as the city will host both the 2022 EsportsTravel Summit and the CEO 2022 Fighting Game Championships. The EsportsTravel Summit gets the party started at the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort on June 21–23. The three-day event, presented by Northstar Meetings Group and hosted by […]

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United States Esports Federation to Unveil Qualifying Process for National Team

The United States Esports Federation, the national governing body for esports, will reveal its development plans for a first-of-its-kind national championship series at the upcoming EsportsTravel Summit. USEF’s role is to sanction tournaments to ensure international competition standards are met. The formalization of a U.S. National Esports Team (USNEST) that will compete in international competitions […]

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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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