Articles tagged “sports”

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.

2 months 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 months 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.

12 months 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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).

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

Manny Pacquiao Sings Praises of Google Street View for Philippines Tourism

Manny Pacquiao Sings Praises of Google Street View for Philippines Tourism

Associated Press

Every country needs a tourism ambassador like Manny Pacquiao who just won't stop talking about how great the destination is, no matter the context.

2 years ago

Visit Florida Sponsors a London Football Club for Its Next Marketing Push

Visit Florida Sponsors a London Football Club for Its Next Marketing Push

Associated Press

Emirates has its name on Arsenal, FC Milan, Real Madrid and more teams, but Visit Florida is pretty sure sponsoring on a much smaller, targeted level can help it fill a few places with Londoners on a regular basis.

2 years ago

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Is Turning Into Bad News for Vegas Hotels

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Is Turning Into Bad News for Vegas Hotels

Erik Matuszewski, Bloomberg

Boxing spectacles are perhaps the only thing that can make Vegas gaming look honest in comparison.

2 years ago