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Puerto Rico continues to entice meeting groups with new hotels, property updates and increased airservice at upgraded airports
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
With more than 1.3 million square feet of meeting space and over 14,000 guest rooms throughout the Island, a world-class convention center and an increasing range of accommodation options, Puerto Rico continues its emergence as one of the most sought-after meeting destinations offering delegates a distinctive and memorable experience.
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New Orleans sets the stage for the rise of sports tourism
By Archita Datta Majumdar
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 events as the focal point of marketing campaigns. This year's winner for excellence in sports tourism is New Orleans. Yes, now the Big Easy can be known for much more than exotic cuisine, superior architecture and historical delights for the traveler.
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Sports leagues embrace progress on climate change
The Huffington Post
Recently, senior representatives from four of the most influential professional sports leagues in the United States assembled at a closed door meeting of the Congressional Bicameral Committee on Climate Change. Officials from Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League, joined by a representative of the U.S. Olympic Committee, testified that worsening climate change poses risks to the future of their sport. They all described some of their league's many environmental initiatives and, in particular, the work they do that is focused on reducing their contribution to global warming.
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As soon as word came that Colorado Springs was revising its City for Champions proposal to the state Economic Development Commission, many assumed that public opinion had made a difference. Then we learned about the most significant change — converting the baseball-oriented downtown stadium into a truly multi-purpose, 10,000-seat facility shaped more for soccer and other Olympic sports, as well as football. Also, the plan now includes an adjacent 3,000-seat indoor arena, adaptable to multiple uses as well and perhaps a new velodrome.
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$88 million grandstand opens at NJ's Meadowlands Racetrack
The Record
Lyndsay McCabe of Nutley, 24, liked to visit the old Meadowlands Racetrack in New Jersey with her parents — but she usually had little luck getting her friends to tag along. But after the grand opening of an $88 million grandstand, McCabe thinks she might have better luck next time. "It definitely helps that they have a big sports bar here that could attract a new, younger crowd," said McCabe outside the doors of the Victory Sports Bar & Nightclub at the track. "At the old site, the clientele was older and there wasn't really a night-life aspect."
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Register now for upcoming event webinars
NASC
Recently, many of NASC Rights Holder members have presented Event Webinars to more thoroughly share information about their events and requirements to bid with destinations interested in hosting events. The opportunity to host an event webinar is a benefit of membership and a unique way to reach numerous cities simultaneously.
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Puerto Rico continues to entice meeting groups with new hotels, property updates and increased airservice at upgraded airports
Puerto Rico Convention Bureau
Puerto Rico continues its emergence as one of the most sought-after meeting destinations offering delegates a distinctive and memorable experience.

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Great Lakes USA in sports tourism focus
Breaking Travel News
Great Lakes USA has launched a new dedicated sports travel brochure. The region has seen a large increase in sports tourism, both in participating and observing and the guide complements Brand USA's promotion of sports in the U.S.

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Registration opens for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium
NASC
Online registration for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium will be available beginning the week of November 25th. Members who wish to register now may complete a registration form and return to Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, Director of Meetings and Events.

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Florida bowler becomes youngest to roll 300 game
Bowl.com
Hannah Diem of Seminole, Fla., became the youngest United States Bowling Congress member to roll a certified 300 game Sunday when she ended her Youth/Adult Fall league session at Liberty Lanes in Largo, with 12 consecutive strikes. At 9 years, 6 months and 19 days, Hannah broke the previous overall record of 10 years, 2 months set by Chaz Dennis of Columbus, Ohio, in 2006 and shattered the girls' mark of 12 years, 4 months set by Brandie Reamy of Farmington, Mich., also in 2006.
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