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CINCINNATI (October 2, 2023) – Sports ETA, the trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, announced today that Team Travel Source will sponsor the annual Sports ETA Member Awards program, which annually honors individuals and organizations for their outstanding contributions to the industry.
"We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Team Travel Source as the sponsor of the Sports Events & Tourism Association’s annual Member Awards program,” said John David, President & CEO of Sports ETA. “This collaboration represents a significant milestone for our association, and it reaffirms our commitment to recognizing excellence in our industry. With Team Travel Source's support, we look forward to celebrating the incredible contributions of our members and shining a spotlight on the exceptional successes within the sports events and tourism community.”
Every year, Sports ETA celebrates the outstanding accomplishments and remarkable achievements within the sports events and tourism industry. The Sports ETA Member Awards recognize the exceptional organizations and individuals who have not only demonstrated excellence but have also made significant contributions to the ever-evolving world of sports tourism.
Award categories include:
2023 Fall Award Categories Presented at the 2023 4S Summit in El Paso, TX
• Destination Branding & Marketing Campaign of the Year*
• Event Marketing Campaign of the Year*
2024 Spring Award Categories Presented at the 2024 Sports ETA Symposium in Portland, OR
• Sports Commission of the Year*
• Sports Tourism Organization of the Year*
• Event Partnership of the Year*
• Event or Program Impact of the Year*
• Rising Star Award
• Superior Service Award
*These awards are divided into two categories by population size (500,000 and above, and under 500,000)*
Additionally, a new award has been created to recognize Women in Sports Tourism and will be presented at the annual Sports ETA Women’s Summit in the spring of 2024. The award portal for the Spring awards will open in early 2024.
“We have long been an industry partner with Sports ETA and are pleased to increase our support as the new sponsor of the annual Sports ETA Member Awards program,” said Kelley Roberts, CEO of Team Travel Source. “This new partnership aligns with our commitment to excellence in sports travel housing and offers the opportunity to showcase our dedication to the sports events and tourism experience.”
About Sports ETA:
As the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, Sports ETA is the most trusted resource for sports commissions, destination marketing organizations (DMOs), and sports event owners. Sports ETA is committed to the success of more than 600 member organizations and 2,400 sports event professionals. We promise to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities, and exceptional event management and marketing know-how to our members to protect the integrity of the sports events and tourism industry. For more information, visit SportsETA.org.
About Team Travel Source:
Established in 2012, TTS is the leader in tournament housing for youth sports. Their extensive industry knowledge and priceless city and hotel relationships give TTS the leverage to negotiate exceptional rates with all hotel chains throughout the country. TTS has partnered with over 175 tournament companies, manages the housing for over 1,100 annual events and books over 1 million room nights each year. TTS operates in a layered approach that provides sport specific management by professionals in each area that understand what makes your sport and events special. This layered approach is backed by dedicated teams that elevate our unmatched customer service experience, innovative technology, services and revenue streams that have been valuable growth tools for our partners. TTS has increased the housing revenue for each partner by an average of 20% and focuses on assisting with the growth of client business in every way possible. For more information, visit TeamTravelSource.com.