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.
Even to a non golfer, those rolling green hills are attractive. And its smart for NZ to diversify its activities.
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.
Have we reached peak safety video?
More footballers should invest in the travel industry. Maybe even band together and buy an airline (or two).
The value of college football to tourism revenues in the southeast United States cannot be underestimated.
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.
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.
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.
Boxing spectacles are perhaps the only thing that can make Vegas gaming look honest in comparison.