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After a lifetime in sports, Destination DC’s sports development manager is back where it all started: the nation’s capital—and he couldn’t be happier about it. Read More

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Attend one of the most inspiring and powerful events this year, along with the best and brightest in the sports tourism industry. Read More

Trophy-Maker Breaks the Mold

Rights holders can set their event apart by starting with the hardware. Industrial designer Andrew Watson discusses modern awards and trophies. Read More


The day the sports tourism industry has prepared for is here: Millennials now outnumber baby boomers, U.S. Census data shows. Read More

If you’re the type who relies on control-Z, Gmail’s new Undo Send feature may be a life (or job) saver. Read More

Trying to develop a strategy for continued growth, Visit Buffalo Niagara has enlisted TSE Consulting for a fresh perspective. Read More

Beth Noymer Levine, founder of SmartMouth Communications and coach to Fortune 500 executives, outlines five steps to becoming a respected orator. Read More

As AV technology makes advancements, meeting planners need to know how to avoid is improperly formatting screen ratios as they pertain to presentations. Read More

As cyber crime becomes increasingly common, consider these 10 basic ideas for rights holders, attendees and speakers. Read More

Attend one of the most inspiring and powerful events this year, along with the best and brightest in the sports tourism industry. Read More

The FBI investigation into the St. Louis Cardinals for allegedly hacking the Houston Astros is a reminder for rights holders to prepare for cyberattacks. Read More

Rights holders can set their event apart by starting with the hardware. Industrial designer Andrew Watson discusses modern awards and trophies. Read More

Imagine if you could receive feedback in real time, having the luxury of making adjustments to enhance participants’ experience and deal with annoyances and distractions as they occurred. What you’re imagining is now a reality. Read More

A little secrecy and a lot of physical activity turn a once-dreadfully boring event into a memorable experience. Read More

With the upheaval at FIFA over the past two weeks, there may be a bit of renewed hope that FIFA will strip Qatar of the World Cup. But is that realistic? Read More

John Lennon might have imagined the sharing economy, which allows people to bypass traditional business models. On-demand services are in demand. It’s time to figure out how to fit them into your convention and strategic business plans. Read More

After a lifetime in sports, Destination DC’s sports development manager is back where it all started: the nation’s capital—and he couldn’t be happier about it. Read More

Sensing an opportunity to push back against rising airline costs, the U.S. Travel Association asks Congress to cut some taxes associated with plane tickets. Read More

Not wanting to be accused of looking backward, Starwood announced a 10-point plan to reinvigorate its largest brand within the next five years. Read More

To maintain a healthy partnership, an event team must communicate, understand and meet sponsors’ expectations and design new programs and opportunities. Read More

One World Observatory, atop One World Trade Center (also known as Freedom Tower), the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, officially opened May 29. Read More

Most suppliers talk up their market, but few in the industry champion a destination like Oklahoma City’s Sue Hollenbeck. She spoke with Connect Sports about why she loves her city and some big things she’s working on. Read More

The Original American Beach, Daytona Beach area is renowned for its 23 miles of beach, coastal vibe, top-notch sporting facilities and service in Florida. Read More

The Fort Worth CVB’s manager for sports discusses the secrets of successfully promoting the Texas city as a destination (hint: it starts with service). Read More

Hank Steinbrecher, the U.S. Soccer Federation secretary general from 1990 to 2000, shares his take on what the controversy means for sport abroad and in the U.S. Read More

Conceived of as an Olympics for everyday people, the Corporate Games is returning to the U.S. in hopes of making America’s workforce more physically fit. Read More

Fairfax County is located in Northern Virginia, within minutes of Washington, D.C. in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Read More

After 19 years in Orlando, the U.S. Flag and Touch Football League is moving its national championship to Tampa, Florida, the organization announced this week. Read More

Despite all their high-profile problems, America’s classic old cities still lure event attendees. Meeting professionals often enjoy economic benefits, along with greater attendance. Let’s face it: Metropolises are exciting. Read More

As “Mad Men,” the award-winning AMC drama about New York City’s advertising industry in the 1960s, wraps up its final season, we look at the lessons event organizers can take from the hit show. Read More

Connect Sports wants to highlight women in the sports tourism industry and we need your help. Use this form to nominate someone you think has helped shape the future of the sports industry in a positive way. Read More

Does force majeure cover event cancellations amid Baltimore riots? We ask legal expert Richard Roth. Read More

The mint julep has ruined too many Kentucky Derby parties. It’s time to break free from the shackles of bad drinks. Read More

YouTube is a website that most people use on a daily basis, and depending on how you look at it, the site has already or only been around for 10 years. Here are a few things we’ve learned from the online content mogul. Read More

With more than 30 millions users and a growing presence in the meetings market, Airbnb is seen a huge threat to hotel’s long-held dominance. Given that, it’s a bit jarring to hear one of Hilton Worldwide’s top executive’s reaction to the phenomenon. Read More

New sporting facilities, along with rejuvenated downtown entertainment districts moves Lincoln to the top of the list for destinations to visit. Read More

Known for its central location and overall affordability, Kansas City was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top-10 Cities for Sports-Crazed Fans. Read More

As business travelers look for ways to cut costs, they’re turning to the sharing economy to meet lodging needs. Read More

Associate Editor Hayley Jones hung out in Myrtle Beach for Monday After The Masters. As you can see, she met Jim Furyk, who went on to win the PGA event in Myrtle Beach. Clearly Jones is good luck. Read More

You think you know how to do it without keeping nasty germs around? Check this out, as 2/3 people aren’t doing this, and it’s helping spread germs within conferences and events. Read More