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New Orleans sets the stage for the rise of sports tourism

The results of the 2013 World Travel Awards held in September have brought forth surprising revelations for the tourism industry, particularly sports tourism. Not only is sports tourism on the rise, but more places are fast cultivating this culture and using major sporting...

source: By Archita Datta Majumdar
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Now thanks to a new project led by Nike, they have created a basketball court embedded with LEDs that has the ability to interact with players as they move across the surface. The project is part of the company’s Nike RISE campaign over in China and has been designed...

source: Ubergizmo

Scottsdale, Arizona, will contribute up to $75,000 in tax dollars toward the Charles Schwab Cup Championship golf tournament, which takes place this fall at the Desert Mountain Golf Club. The Scottsdale City Council, at a recent...

source: The Arizona Republic

Three years after the first revival of Bahamas Speed Week re-awakened the nation's appetite for vintage auto racing, the government announced plans to build a major motorsports complex to be completed by 2016. The Minister of Youth,...

source: Bahamas Island Info

Florida's Sarasota Family YMCA will receive ongoing support from county taxpayers to operate a swimming pool that has become an emerging sports tourism attraction. County commissioners agreed to budget up to $50,000 next year and $200,000 annually through 2024 to...

source: The Herald-Tribune

Chesterfield County, Virginia's rising sports tourism industry can be attributed to three factors, according to Jon Lugbill, executive director of Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers. "Ultimately, how does Chesterfield get its share?...

source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Lights blazing, bands blaring, communities congregate Friday nights at the high school football field. How much has that field cost you? How much have you paid for artificial turf and an all-weather track, or even a grandiose $9...

source: The Plain Dealer


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