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2017 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Announced by Sports Destination Management

November 27, 2017

Sports Destination Management has announced the 2017 recipients of its highest honors, the Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism. more >>


Outdoor

Outdoor Industry Event Lists Education Offerings

January 18, 2018

The Outdoor University education schedule, to be presented at the latest event, has been posted. more >>


USRowing

First World Rowing Indoor Championships Announced

January 15, 2018

USRowing is pleased to announce the first World Rowing Indoor Championships will be held in Alexandria on February 17-18, 2018. more >>


bassmasters

Toledo Bend, Clear Lake And Winyah Bay To Host B.A.S.S. Nation Regional Events

January 9, 2018

Bass club anglers qualifying for three B.A.S.S. Nation Regional tournaments in 2018 will have an unusual opportunity at the host fisheries. more >>



SnoCo

Open Up to Adventure: Snohomish County

January 19, 2018

Open yourself up to adventure in Snohomish County, Washington. It’s the perfect backdrop for any sports event, and it’s perfectly accessible as... more >>


Harford

Visit Harford County, Maryland, and Create Your Memories

January 10, 2018

Welcome to Harford County, Maryland, a great place to live, visit, shop, play and dine. And whether you’re looking to create memories that have to... more >>


Quidditch

Make This Your 2018 Sports Event Destination

December 13, 2017

Our predictably sunny days and hardworking Experience Columbia SC Sports team pair perfectly to provide an ideal planning experience for anything... more >>


LER1

Coast In For the Win

November 20, 2017

With top-notch sports facilities, roomy accommodations and a central location, the Alabama Gulf Coast is a sports destination like none other. more >>


OKC1

Oklahoma City: A Whole New Landscape to Experience

October 16, 2017

Oklahoma City is a comfortably smaller market that’s big on sports. With quality venues, affordable rates and a friendly atmosphere, OKC is one of... more >>



GoogleCloud

Google Cloud Named Official Cloud of the NCAA

January 15, 2018

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has announced Google Cloud as its official cloud provider. more >>


USA_Waterski

USA Water Ski Announces 2018 Club Insurance Program Renewal

December 11, 2017

USA Water Ski and Integro Entertainment & Sport have announced the renewal of the USA Water Ski Club Insurance Program. more >>


ASA

Sportfishing Industry Association President and CEO to Retire in March 2018

October 23, 2017

The American Sportfishing Association’s (ASA) President and CEO, Mike Nussman, has announced that he will retire as of March 31, 2018. more >>


AmericanSportFishing

Report: Increases in Recreational Fishing, Spending on Fishing

September 25, 2017

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released its survey showing fishing participation and spending is up over the last 10 years. more >>


Destination Spotlights

blank Case study | September 25, 2017
America’s 50th State Opens Its Sporting Doors to the World   

By: Michael Popke

Once renowned for hosting the Pro Bowl (the National Football League’s annual all-star game at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu for more than 30 years)... More>>


blank Case study | September 25, 2017
SoCal Atmosphere in a Suburban Los Angeles Destination   

By: Michael Popke

Conejo is Spanish for rabbit, and although organizers don’t see many rabbits in the area these days, Southern California’s Conejo Valley is... More>>


blank Case study | September 25, 2017
Play in the Land of Possibilities   

By: Peter Francesconi

The domain name of “www.playportlandtexas.com” says it all. “We want people to Play Portland because we have so much to offer,” says Mona... More>>


White Papers

RBFF Whitepaper | October 1, 2017
Special Report on Fishing in 2017: Trends, Participation and More   

With 1.5 million more participants than the previous year, fishing now has more than 47 million Americans hooked, according to a report. More>>


NFHS Whitepaper | September 1, 2017
2016-2017 High School Athletics Participation Survey   

For the 28th year, participation in high school sports increased, as tracked by the National Federation of State High School Associations. More>>


asa-sportfishing Whitepaper | March 1, 2017
Economic Contributions of Recreational Fishing: U.S. Congressional Districts   

Recreational fishing brings a myriad of economic benefits to communities throughout the U.S. This report breaks them down by district. More>>


TXAM Whitepaper | August 1, 2016
Recreational Fishing as Tourism   

In addition to being an outdoor recreation activity for residents in each state, fishing can certainly be considered a form of tourism More>>



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Articles

SurfLessons Article | January 27, 2016
Top Trending Spa Sport: Surfing

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

The 2016 "Spa and Wellness Trends Report," noted that surfing was at the top of the trending wave in travel, and it rocked the meeting planning...   More>>


Article | January 13, 2016
Rio’s Water Pollution: Lots of Problems, Few Solutions

By: Mary Helen Sprecher

How dirty is the water in Rio? Dirty enough that Olympic sailors are considering wearing plastic coveralls and surgical masks. One already got MRSA....   More>>


blank Article | November 6, 2015
2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism

By: Mary Helen Sprecher, Peter Francesconi

In this issue, we introduce our awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, with examples of quantifiable success stories...   More>>


blank Article | August 25, 2015
Blue Communities: Trends in Water Sports

By: Juli Anne Patty

When local communities leverage their waterways into sports venues, great things happen. Sports tourism brings in the people, and residents too start...   More>>



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