Articles tagged “sports”

Atlantic City’s Fortunes May Revive Thanks to a Ruling on Sports Betting

Atlantic City’s Fortunes May Revive Thanks to a Ruling on Sports Betting

Elise Young and Stacie Sherman, Bloomberg

Last year walking the Atlantic City Boardwalk in New Jersey felt like visiting a ghost town. But the city's tourism business will hopefully jump thanks to just-legalized sports betting, the Hard Rock's about-to-debut property, and a surge in fashion outlet shops.

3 months ago

Tour Operators Are Selling Runners on Extreme Marathons in Picturesque Places

Tour Operators Are Selling Runners on Extreme Marathons in Picturesque Places

Naureen S Malik, Bloomberg

None of these 26.2-milers is run-of-the-mill, as travel companies and tourism boards see the potential of marketing adventure runs to amateur athletes seeking experience-based travel. Any takers for a running safari in Kenya?

4 months ago

Destinations Leverage 2018 Events to Lure More Visitors

Destinations Leverage 2018 Events to Lure More Visitors

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press

Cities like Paris and Shanghai always inspire wanderlust. But several other places, such as Malta, which is holding a year-long cultural festival., claim defining reasons for travelers to visit them in 2018.

8 months 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.

1 year 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.

2 years ago

Moody’s Says That the Olympics Won’t Help Brazil’s Economy Much

Moody’s Says That the Olympics Won’t Help Brazil’s Economy Much

Jonathan Levin, Bloomberg

Rare is the big event that makes money for the people who live in the destination where it takes place. To do so requires long-term thinking and tourism development rather than immediate gratification, which is a problem for many cities.

2 years ago

New Zealand Looks to Golf Tourism to Boost Foreign Visitation

New Zealand Looks to Golf Tourism to Boost Foreign Visitation

Tracy Withers, Bloomberg

Even to a non golfer, those rolling green hills are attractive. And its smart for NZ to diversify its activities.

2 years ago

Tokyo Puts a Number on It Expectations for Olympic Tourism Impact

Tokyo Puts a Number on It Expectations for Olympic Tourism Impact

Toru Fujioka, Bloomberg

Japan needs its tourism board to stop being so bureaucratic and political and turn this into a marketing opportunity worthy of one of the world's best cities.

3 years ago

Qatar Airways Enlists FC Barcelona for Its New In-Flight Safety Video

Qatar Airways Enlists FC Barcelona for Its New In-Flight Safety Video

Jason Clampet, Skift

Have we reached peak safety video?

3 years ago

Football Icon Ronaldo Invests $40 Million in Boutique Hotel Company

Football Icon Ronaldo Invests $40 Million in Boutique Hotel Company

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

More footballers should invest in the travel industry. Maybe even band together and buy an airline (or two).

3 years ago

Florida Football Tourism Generated $35 Million on One Weekend

Florida Football Tourism Generated $35 Million on One Weekend

Associated Press

The value of college football to tourism revenues in the southeast United States cannot be underestimated.

3 years ago

Bahamas Finds Success Creating a Sports Tourism Event

Bahamas Finds Success Creating a Sports Tourism Event

Kyle Hightower, Associated Press

Events and sports are rarely a sure win, but the event at Atlantis in the Bahamas has the right mix of timing and publicity to make it worth the effort.

3 years ago