VP of Marketing at Simpleview
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The companies announce a comprehensive sports tourism solution that includes a powerful integration that will better drive sports markets for destinations
TUCSON, AZ — Simpleview and Playeasy have announced a partnership designed to better drive sports markets for destinations across the country.
Simpleview, the leading provider of CRM, CMS, and marketing solutions for destinations worldwide, shared that after months of strategic planning with the team at Playeasy, the leading digital platform supporting sports event organizers, destinations, facilities, and events in the United States — the partnership was formed to build an integration of platforms and collaboration of thought leadership to fuel sports marketing for Simpleview customers.
The primary goal of the partnership is to leverage the companies’ respect...
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Contact: Dr. Jennifer Stoll
September 22, 2023
STOLL STRATEGIES AND SPORT TOURISM CANADA LAUNCH CANADIAN FUNDING REPORT
Grand Junction, CO – In partnership with Dr. Jennifer Stoll, Grant MacDonald, and Dr. Blake Price, Sport Tourism Canada (STC) is pleased to announce the launch of The Stoll Report on Canadian Sport Event Funding. ...
MEMBER PRESS RELEASE: TEMPEST ACQUIRES THE SPORTS TOURISM INDEX™ FROM HUDDLE UP GROUP
The game changing strategic partnership between Tempest and Huddle Up Group will help destinations strategize, secure and manage event leads in the multi-billion dollar sports tourism industry.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (SEPTEMBER 5, 2023) — Tempest, a leading provider of web, CRM and digital marketing solutions for the destination marketing industry, has announced the acquisition of the Sports Tourism Index™ from sports tourism consultancy, Huddle Up Group.
"When we launched the iDSS integration with Scout, we were amazed by the enthusiasm and the exciting ideas for future enhancements that poured in from our mutual clients," stated Alex Heimann, CEO of Tempest. "Sports have always held a central place in the culture of Tempest, and considering the increasing significance of Sports Tourism to our clients, it was a natural progression for us to collaborate closer with ...
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PERFECT GAME PARTNERS WITH EVENTCONNECT TO DEVELOP THE MOST CONNECTED EXPERIENCE IN BASEBALL
Sanford, Florida (Tuesday, August 22, 2023) - Perfect Game, the world’s largest youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, today announced a housing and technology partnership with industry-leading EventConnect to become Perfect Game’s official housing bureau. The newly-minted multi-year partnership will take effect on January 1, 2024.
EventConnect is the leader in connected sports management technology, providing event organizers with a free-to-use portal that includes a directory of hotels, venues, destinations and event-related suppliers.
“As Perfect Game continues to schedule events featuring the top youth baseball and softball players on a weekly basis all over the country, we knew it was vital to be partnered with a market-leading company for event organization and EventConnect is exactly that,” said Perfe...
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—In partnership with Mayor Quinton Lucas, the boards of the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation and Visit KC announced today that industry veteran and local community leader Kathy Nelson will serve as the leader of both organizations, effective Jan. 1, 2022.
Serving as the President & CEO of the KC Sports Commission and Foundation for the last 10 years, Nelson will now provide strategic oversight to both regional organizations in the newly expanded role, helping to generate economic development for the destination through meetings, conventions, sports and tourism.
“Kansas City is thrilled to announce today that Kathy Nelson, one of sports’ most respected names locally and around the country, is expanding her role and will now oversee both the Kansas City Sports Commission and Kansas City’s tourism arm, Visit KC," said Mayor Lucas. “Kathy’s steady leadership, efficiency and kindness when assembling sizable sport...
We all endured a lot in 2020 as we saw our industry completely come to a stop. During that time, we know individuals and organizations rose to the challenge and helped make their community and our association better. We would like to hear from anyone and everyone that has positive outcomes from the struggles that occurred last year. Whether you were fighting against COVID related issues, natural disasters, social justice movements or more, we want to hear from you. Submit an entry by August 29 to tell us how you or your Destination overcame challenges in 2020 and achieved positive results.
There will not be a winner selected for this award, but we will recognize all who submit for this category at the Symposium. Please submit only one entry per organization.
Requirements: 1-page max description of how your Destination qualifies to be recognized. Photos and videos can be submitted, but not required.
Deadline: August 29 at 3AM ET...
Going Virtual to Create A New Event Called Virtual Artistic Swimming
By Baylee Robinson, Events & Membership Director, USA Artistic Swimming
Looking back at 2020 and what we all went through is overwhelming, but it also shows how resilient the sport industry can be. Last year was full of planning, cancelling, planning again, moving, postponing and transitioning into a virtual world. To say 2020 was stressful and exhausting is an understatement of the year, it was so much more. It was devastating to watch but looking back now I can see how successful we all really were.
USA Artistic Swimming (USAAS) went through a lot of same struggles but as a unique sport we were able to create a unique competition opportunity, Virtual Artistic Swimming. We never thought COVID-19 would last as long as it did and we wanted to provide our athletes a light at the end of a dark tunnel. Our athletes had now gone over a year without an in-person event and the motivation to keep training without a...
The International Waterski Championships are coming back to the USA. The International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (IWWF) recently announced the 2021 competition will be held in Lake County, Florida.
More than 200 water skiers representing 35 countries are expected to travel to Jack Travers Water Ski School October 11-17, 2021.
“We are thrilled to host the 75th Anniversary edition of the IWWF World Waterski Championships in Florida, the birth place and waterski capital of the world, at one of the premier venues so athletes can perform to the best of their abilities.” said Jose Antonio Perez Priego, President of IWWF.
“As the National Governing Body for the sport in the United States, we are thrilled to host this global event here in Florida,” said Tim Cullen, President of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports. “For competitive three-event water skiers this is the marquee event on the competition schedule.”
Having the opportunity t...
A fishing tournament with a big prize purse is moving north. The Press of Atlantic City reports that Jimmy Johnson’s Atlantic City “Quest for the Ring” Championship Fishing Week will be held next summer at the Golden Nugget Atlantic City.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Fish Hard Events to bring this world-class event to our seaside destination,” said Larry Sieg, president and CEO of Meet AC and the Atlantic City Sports Commission, to The Press of Atlantic City. “We are well-positioned to host these type of outdoor sporting events that encourage new visitation and increase economic impact to our destination.”
The July 12-17 tournament will include a kickoff party, three days of leave-it-out-on-the-waters tournament competition, a charitable celebrity pro-am day, and much more. General entry starts at $5,000, with the prize purse being $1 million.
The yearly tournament had previously been held in South Florida.
Tournaments could soon find their way to Paducah, Kentucky. A new sports facility just opened in McCracken County.
The 40,000 square-foot indoor facility features basketball and volleyball courts, plus a cover can be used to host other non-sporting events. McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission is excited about what this means for the future.
“Our main goal as a commission is what we call ‘heads and beds," Jim Dudley, chairman of the McCracken County Sports Tourism Commission, told the Paducah Sun. “We want to bring in people from outside the area, get them here for a night or two, and really showcase Paducah.”
Mark Whitlow, Paducah-McCracken County Convention Center board chair agreed.
“[The facility] will attract thousands of visitors to our center and our downtown. They will stay in hotels, dine in our restaurants, and shop in our quality stores. Together, we have greatly improved the quality of life and economic development of...