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Articles tagged “sports”

Tourism

Mobile, Alabama is looking to grow tourism through sports

The city is focusing on upgrading venue infrastructure and visibility to attract national competitions and bring in out-of-state visitors looking for something other than just college football.

Tourism

Premier League football makes UK premier tourism destination

And, just think of how those football-tourism numbers would skyrocket if fan violence and racism weren't an ugly backdrop.

Hotels

Arizona ski resort covers mountains in snow made completely out of sewage

The resort touts its green efforts, skiers ponder the health risks, and local business prepare for a longer, busier tourist season in the weeks before world’s first sewage snow mountain opens.

Arizona ski resort covers mountains in snow made completely out of sewage

Tourism

Costa Rica bans all tourist hunting activity in a Latin American first

With the allowances the legislature has made for local hunting, this act seems like a no-brainer in a country well-known for its ecological and wildlife activities.

Hotels

Courtyard by Marriott’s new ad campaign capitalizes on NFL partnership

The comparisons between football players and business travelers run deep in this campaign; and there's no better way to make guests feel like a superstar than compare them to their favorite QB.

Airlines

Only female flight attendants, please, Barcelona football club asks partner Turkish Airlines

Even with contracts with Barcelona and Manchester United in Europe and ads featuring Kobe Bryant in the U.S., the Anatolian upstart isn't playing games as it it pushes to become a major player while other airlines stumble.

Airlines

Emirates making big push into U.S. sports, after spending heavily in Europe

After spending heavily on buying stadium and team naming and sponsorship rights in European football world, now Emirates is making push into U.S., first through tennis.

Tourism

Sports stadiums are showing cities how to be greener

The example that stadiums offer is telling: If you combine public financing with strict terms about planning and environmental standards you may very well get an incredibly green development.

Tourism

Sports tourism grows in Kuwait due to young travelers crazy about soccer

Agencies are often asked to book VIP seats and hotels close to the stadiums, creating a pricey trip for Kuwaiti travelers and a lucrative business model for travel agents.

Sports tourism grows in Kuwait due to young travelers crazy about soccer

Media and PR

Expedia hires travel writer to blog about college football rivalries

With some 30 travel bloggers picking up occasional checks from Expedia, the online travel agency is beating its rivals in this arena in a rout. Meanwhile, these bloggers may lose credibility if they come to be viewed as merely shilling for Expedia.