Articles tagged “sports tourism”

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Las Vegas Hits $1.3 Billion Jackpot With F1 Grand Prix

Vegas is investing in a trifecta of Formula 1, the Super Bowl, and the opening of the highly-anticipated MSG Sphere to attract an even bigger share of business events.

Las Vegas Hits $1.3 Billion Jackpot With F1 Grand Prix

Tourism

World Cup’s Stadium 974 Will Not Be Part of Qatar’s Grand Tourism Plans

Qatar has meticulously planned for a tourism future after the World Cup closes this month. It will not include a focal point of attention during these past weeks. Stadium 974 is being taken apart and its pieces repurposed.

World Cup’s Stadium 974 Will Not Be Part of Qatar’s Grand Tourism Plans

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Philadelphia Attracts 34,000 Visitors During Phillies’ Run to the World Series

The Philadelphia Phillies came up short in the World Series this month against the Houston Astros, but the city's tourism industry emerged as a big winner from the team's unexpected postseason success. Philadelphia attracted 34,000 overnight visitors during the Phillies' three-week playoff run, representing 35,000 hotel room nights, according to data provider Tourism Economics. The…

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Qatar’s World Cup to Benefit Hyatt and Accor Most: Analyst

The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 starts in five days, and Qatar is struggling to have enough lodging to house an expected 1.2 million football fans. Qatar has only about 31,000 hotel rooms, according to benchmarking service STR, though Qatar Tourism says it has more hotels opening this month in time for the event —…

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Qatar Drops Pre-Arrival Covid Test Requirement Right in Time for World Cup

Qatar will be dropping its requirement of a pre-arrival negative polymerase chain reaction test from November 1, just in time for the FIFA World Cup that kicks off from November 20. Qatari citizens and residents coming into the country will also not be required to undergo a rapid antigen or polymerase chain reaction test within…

Tourism

16 World Cup 2026 Cities in North America Ready to Host a Soccer Revolution

FIFA president Gianni Infantino predicts a soccer frenzy will spread through the U.S., with the sport eventually surpassing baseball, football, basketball and hockey.

16 World Cup 2026 Cities in North America Ready to Host a Soccer Revolution

Coronavirus

China Will Not Host International Sporting Events Amid Zero-Covid Policy

As China's once busy international sporting calendar looks threadbare, the country's latest decision to retreat from hosting such events will go against its aspiration to turn sport into a $747 billion industry by 2025.

China Will Not Host International Sporting Events Amid Zero-Covid Policy

Tourism

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future

As it prepares to host Middle East's first-ever FIFA World Cup, Qatar expects the event to offer unique marketing potential to place the destination firmly on the tourism map. But for a country whose pre-Covid arrivals stood at 2.1 million in 2019, a goal of 1.5 million tourists for the two months of the tournament sounds overly ambitious.

Top Qatar Tourism Official on the World Cup as a Springboard for Future

Airlines

Daily Podcast: The United Pilot Who May Lead the FAA

Good morning from Skift. It's Thursday, February 24, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: The United Pilot Who May Lead the FAA

Airlines

Daily Podcast: Travelers Don’t Care About Carbon Offsets

Good morning from Skift. It's Monday, February 14, in New York City. Here's what you need to know about the business of travel today.

Daily Podcast: Travelers Don’t Care About Carbon Offsets