|Issue #129: March 04, 2020|
Myrtle Beach: Not Just a City…It's a Destination!
Successful sports tourism made simple means having excellent venues in a great location and plenty of lodging and dining options in all price points. Myrtle Beach touches all those bases and is good for the extra innings as well. If you have a game, we have a home for it, with attractions, fun and nightlife. And then there's that beach…
|In other news and commentary...|
|Creating ADA-Compliant Event Websites (and Avoiding Predatory Lawsuits)|
While many sports events are held in areas with parking and restrooms that are handicap-accessible, one obstacle to registration may be something owners don't know about: their website, where potential participants obtain information about the event. Is yours compliant with ADA? How do you know? The answers are far from clear - and may surprise you.
|Failing Golf Courses Becoming Targets in Development Land Grabs|
In an increasingly landlocked society, failing golf courses are becoming fair game for developers looking for acreage. This brings them into conflict with golf enthusiasts as well as the HOAs bordering the communities and sets up a fight for green space. Many municipal courses are prime targets. What does it mean for efforts to grow the game?
|Can Economic Development Corporations Score Big Wins with Pro Golf?|
We're used to seeing pro sports events sponsored by sports commissions and CVBs. The Lake Charles Championship and the Visit Knoxville Open, both current events on the PGA TOUR, spring to mind. But when an economic development organization takes out title sponsorship, it's literally a whole new ball game. The Live + Work in Maine Open is proof.
|Events Using Recruitment Software to Avoid Admissions Scandal Stigma|
The release of Olivia Jade's (a.k.a. Lori Loughlin's daughter's) fake profile, alerting USC to her bogus skills as a coxswain, was a damning (and fascinating) bit of intel. In light of the college admissions scandal, organizations and events want to identify real prospects and remove themselves from scrutiny. Software platforms are helping.
|Climate Change Affecting Snowsports Events, Business|
Some elected officials still may be in denial regarding the effects of climate change, but they need only look at the snowsports industry to witness the impact of warmer temperatures. From Austria to France to the United States, a lack of snow has delayed the start of ski season in such iconic competition destinations as Colorado, Utah and Vermont.
|Officials: MLB Players Can Participate in Tokyo Olympics|
There's no crying in baseball, particularly right now. Not only is baseball coming back to the Olympics this summer but it's bringing Major League players with it. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced it had reached an agreement to permit players on MLB 40-man rosters to qualify and to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Inside Events: King Kat Tournament Trail
Bass aren't the only fish in the competitive circuit sea. With a nationwide tour and an impressive range of economic impact, the King Kat Tournament Trail, the most well-known competitive catfish angling event series, is making a splash as well. Here's the update on this discipline that runs almost all year long and appeals to a variety of ages.
|Read the latest issue of Sports Destination Management|
What's your 2020 vision? If you've yet to make resolutions for the coming year, this is the issue for you. You can learn about esports, the fastest-growing phenomenon not only in the U.S. but worldwide. We also have insights into great destinations for snow and ice sports (a few are even at beachfront locales) and some of the best basketball venues you'll see ahead of March Madness. Our feature on new and emerging markets is another great start, as are the articles on streaming, kayak fishing and adaptive sports. Your new year starts here, with some great information and insights.
|Read the entire issue | View the digital version | Issue archive|
"If fishing is religion, fly fishing is high church."
~ Tom Brokaw
Sports Destination Management and SDM Blitz are publications of Due North Media,
a division of Due North Consulting, Inc.
3112 Blue Lake Drive | Suite 110 | Birmingham, Alabama 35243
sportsdestinations.com | duenorthmedia.com
About us | Privacy | Feedback
Copyright 2001-2020, Due North Consulting, Inc - All rights reserved. This article is protected by United States copyright and other intellectual property laws and may not be reproduced, rewritten, distributed, re-disseminated, transmitted, displayed, published or broadcast, directly or indirectly, in any medium without the prior written permission of Due North Consulting, Inc.