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Youth Sports Travel Estimated To Be $7 Billion Industry

Excerpt from NBC News

Jan 16, 2014 2:30 pm

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Youth sports is sometimes an overlooked “travel” segment, but it is huge and growing very fast.

— Dennis Schaal

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The explosive youth sports movement has become a $7 billion industry in travel alone.

“Youth sports tourism wasn’t even a category four years ago, and now it’s the fastest-growing segment in travel,” said Dave Hollander, professor at New York University’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports.

“You’ve got millions of kids involved, parents spending thousands of dollars, and cities building facilities to host events and chase tourism dollars,” he said. “It’s just huge.”

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