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As we tiptoe into a new school year, we’re seeing plenty of changes. This issue can help face them head-on. Our articles cover safety and security preparations and negotiations between vendors and event owners, as well as an update on bus and motorcoach travel. There are features on destinations that can host events in softball, gymnastics and water sports. Additionally, there are insights from the president of AAU and the founder of the Gran Fondo National Series, and a roundup of great sports venues. Get started on the new season right here. Read more...

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2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism
2015 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism In this issue, we introduce our awards program, Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism, with examples of quantifiable success stories resulting from the event-destination relationship. From team sports to individual pursuits and from traditional activities to the offbeat, all played a vital role in the economy of sports tourism. Read more...
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Riding High: The Future of Equestrian Events
From hunters taking fences to cowboys roping, equine competition has a long tradition, born out of history and rooted in necessity. Today, the sport flourishes, thanks to the proficiency of athletes and devotees and the work of the sports planners and the sophistication of the facilities that provides a home for all its varied events. Read more...
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Riding High: The Future of Equestrian Events
Tennis - Hitting a Winner
Tennis - Hitting a Winner Next year, the U.S. Tennis Association’s “National Campus” in Orlando, Florida, should be open for business, with 102 courts, making it possibly the largest tennis center worldwide. But while it may in the news these days, there are plenty of communities around the country capable of hosting tennis for players of all ages and abilities. Read more...
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Negotiating With Hotels: What to Ask
When negotiating a contract is your job – as it is for a hotel sales representative – you know the questions to ask, the points to cover and the trends to look for. But as a sports event planner, you may not be aware of all of these things. Here is a quick primer on what to ask and what to look for when you’re considering hotel space. Read more...
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Negotiating With Hotels: What to Ask

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