May/June 2009 | Sports Destination Management

May/June 2009


Sports Destination Management Magazine

May/June 2009

It seems that every four years an athlete comes along and enthralls the country with his or her Olympic run to glory. From Bruce Jenner, to Dorothy Hamill, Carl Lewis and Dan Jansen, each has captivated the country with their accomplishments. Ancillary to these successes is the awareness generated by these athletes for the sport.

Prior to his recent indiscretions, Michaels Phelps helped bring swimming into the homes of millions this past summer, and subsequently raised the profile of the sport. In this issue we take an in-depth look at the popular sports of swimming and diving, the venues they use (Championship Management Feature), and how to choose the right facility based on specific needs (Site Selection).

Of particular interest to everyone should be the article focusing on crises management entitled "Think the Unthinkable". In it, Amy Henderson cites clear examples of problems at events, how organizers reacted, and what steps can be taken to mitigate problems in the future.

In this issue

Ensuring the Best Deal: Pointers for Even Owners and Organizers

BY: Allan Judah

Location, price, attrition clauses, food and beverage minimums, concessions, cancellation clauses, and more --- the maze of evaluating and negotiating with hotels can lead down a rocky path, many times reaching several dead ends. However, understanding some basic points can guide the event owner or organizer down the correct path ensuring the best deal for the money is achieved. more....