Articles tagged “sports tourism”

Georgia’s Sea Island Resort Now Blends Wellness With Golf Training

Georgia’s Sea Island Resort Now Blends Wellness With Golf Training

John Paul Newport, Bloomberg

The author took a session with fitness guru Randy Myers at the famed Georgia resort’s new Golf Performance Center. This is a great illustration of the rise of wellness as a luxury travel trend.

3 months ago

Russia Faces an Uphill Climb to Turn World Cup Into Tourism Win

Russia Faces an Uphill Climb to Turn World Cup Into Tourism Win

Dan Peltier, Skift

Who can blame travelers for wanting to sit this World Cup out given all the reasons (some valid) they get from news reports every day? FIFA could also have done more to assure travelers from countries like the U.S. and UK that Russia will have the welcome mat rolled out, at least while the matches are being played.

1 year ago

Visitor Spending at 2018 Super Bowl Surpassed Projections

Visitor Spending at 2018 Super Bowl Surpassed Projections

Associated Press

Hotel chains did well in the Minneapolis area over the last Super Bowl, not only because overall spending surpassed projections but because only 13 percent of visitors used a peer-to-peer platform like Airbnb.

1 year ago

South Korea Tourism Slump Raises Fears About Upcoming Winter Olympics

South Korea Tourism Slump Raises Fears About Upcoming Winter Olympics

Jiyeun Lee, Bloomberg

Threats from North Korea and prolonged conflict with China are keeping tourism down in South Korea as preparations continue for the Winter Olympics next year. With domestic interest lacking as well, will the Games be a failure for the host country?

2 years ago

Atlanta Hopes Its New High-Tech Stadium Will Transform Downtown Tourism

Atlanta Hopes Its New High-Tech Stadium Will Transform Downtown Tourism

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press

Atlanta isn't just the business capital of the south anymore, so if the city can one-up New York's new Citi Field for example, it could be a coup for leisure travel.

2 years ago

Qatar Airways Will Take Emirates’ Place as FIFA Sponsor Through 2022 World Cup

Qatar Airways Will Take Emirates’ Place as FIFA Sponsor Through 2022 World Cup

Associated Press

Emirates turned its sponsorship opportunity into marketing gold during the 2014 World Cup. Let's see what Qatar will do.

3 years ago

Marathoners Are Expected to Spend $192 Million in Boston This Month

Marathoners Are Expected to Spend $192 Million in Boston This Month

William J. Kole, Associated Press

In a race to increase visitor numbers and visitor spending, cities should be paying more attention to marathon tourism.

3 years ago

The NFL Is a Tourism Draw, Even in the Off Season

The NFL Is a Tourism Draw, Even in the Off Season

Anthony Schoettle, Associated Press

It's great to see potential interest from other cities in the NFL Combine event but the NFL is probably less concerned about its tourism impact in cities and more concerned about getting fans through the gate.

3 years ago

North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ May Cost Them Sports Tourism Revenue, Again

North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ May Cost Them Sports Tourism Revenue, Again

Associated Press

Apparently North Carolina is having amnesia about how the "Bathroom Bill" damages their sports tourism industry. Texas may want to pay attention to this.

3 years ago

With Two Months to Go, Rio Braces for an Olympics Fraught With Challenges

With Two Months to Go, Rio Braces for an Olympics Fraught With Challenges

David Biller, Bloomberg

Brazil pulled off the World Cup in 2014 with few problems, but a repeat success is less certain this time around.

3 years ago

Transit Strikes Challenge Travel in France During Euro 2016

Transit Strikes Challenge Travel in France During Euro 2016

Rob Harris, Associated Press

France's transit workers have worked hard this year at getting everyone to hate them. This slap in the face of locals and visitors is the cherry on top.

3 years ago

Not Content With Theme Parks, Orlando Wants to Be a Sports Destination Too

Not Content With Theme Parks, Orlando Wants to Be a Sports Destination Too

Terrance Harris, Associated Press

Orlando has plenty of hotel rooms to fill, so it's no surprise the city is looking for more ways to bring tourists. We still expect the city to be known for its theme parks above all, no matter how many NFL events it hosts.

3 years ago