Entries for September 2022

4S Summit - Hurricane Ian Update

 Posted on: September 29 2022
4S Summit Attendees: As you know, Hurricane Ian hit Florida this past week, with Sarasota directly in its path. We have communicated with our 4S Summit host hotel, The Westin Sarasota, and they report no major damage to the hotel. In fact, the hotel will be opening on Saturday with 100% operations. Sarasota Bradenton International Airport plans to reopen this weekend after repairing some roof damage.   Sports ETA has made the decision to hold our 4S Summit as planned in Sarasota on October 11-13. This is an excellent opportunity to support our members and partners in the destination by bringing in our tourism dollars.    In addition, we suggest that attendees participate in American Red Cross efforts by bringing items for care packages that we will assemble on-site. Here is a list of suggested donation items, many of which are easy to pack in your suitcase. You can also donate directly at redcross.org/donate/hurricane-ian-donations.   If you have any specif...

ICYMI: Back to the Basics of the Event Impact Calculator (EIC) Recording Now Available

 Posted on: September 28 2022
ICYMI: Last week, on September 21st, Destinations International and Tourism Economics provided an overview and refresher on the EIC tool. If you were unable to join the webinar, you didn't miss out. You can access the recording here in DI's Online Learning Center: Back to the Basics of the Event Impact Calculator (EIC) As a reminder, Sports ETA members receive free access to all DI webinars and webinar recordings. If you do not already have a DI account set up, you will be required to set up an account in order to access the recording. It's free and easy to do. Click here to create an account. Once you have created your account, you will use those credentials for webinar recordings and when registering for future DI webinars and educational offerings.  Just use the code SPORTSETA.   ACCESS WEBINAR RECORDING If you have any questions or difficulties registering, please email education@destinationsinternational.org.

Sports ETA's The Pulse powered by EventConnect Quarterly Report

 Posted on: September 21 2022
It's here! Volume 2, Edition 3 of Sports ETA's The Pulse powered by EventConnect Quarterly Report is now available. In this edition, you'll see data that suggests event numbers continue to rise. Since September 2021, states have hosted over 4,600 events for an average of 92.1 per state! Dive in now and learn how you can use this information to make better business decisions for your organization. CHECK OUT THE PULSE Custom Reporting Available Are you looking to use meaningful data to help your organization better serve your community and give you a competitive advantage? The power of The Pulse's data runs much deeper than these visualizations display. We are now capable of digging into the data and extracting elements vital to your organization's goals by developing custom reports through tailored data and analysis fit to your organization's needs. Contact info@sportseta.org to learn more. The Pulse Dashboard The Pulse, the...

4S Summit Room Rates Double After 9/26/22

 Posted on: September 21 2022
This fall, we're thinking strategically and we hope you'll join us. Part of thinking strategically includes planning ahead. That said, the deadline to book a hotel room in our 4S block (at our really great rate 😊) is quickly approaching -- 4 days to be exact.  Whether you've already registered for the 4S Summit or not, if you are planning to attend and you haven't booked a room yet, don't wait another day. After the September 26th deadline, hotel rates go up. Way up. So think strategically and get your room booked! 👇 Book Hotel Room HOTEL INFORMATION The Westin Sarasota 100 Marina View Drive Sarasota, FL 34236 4S Summit Attendee Rate: $169/night The room block cut-off is September 26, 2022. All 4S & RH Summit functions will take place at The Westin Sarasota, unless otherwise specified.