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Monday, January 26, 2015

Show Me the Money! Selling Sports Travel

With Super Bowl 2015 coming up this Sunday, here's an excellent article by Harvey Chipkin (with www.TravelMarketReport.com) on the growing industry of Sports Travel.

Article link: 

Opening excerpt:

You don’t have to be a sports fan to tap into the growing and lucrative sports travel market, according to tour operators specializing in that niche and the travel agents who sell their products.

Sports tour operators are available to sell any event -- from the Super Bowl to a regular season baseball game to the Kentucky Derby. While operators have pre-defined packages available, they can also customize programs for fans who might, for instance, be alumni of a particular school.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Analysis of Religious Tourism

Check out our discussions and interviews with Natalie Hami of TTG Mena (ttgmena.com) on the topic of religious tourism.

You can view the article by clicking on either of following links:

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mexico Launches New Program to Boost Religious Tourism

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Opening excerpt:With the Road to Guadalupe, Bastions of Catholicism and Paths of Faith, Mexico City is giving a further boost to religious tourism in the country’s capital.

During the presentation of promotional material for the Religious Tourism Programme, Secretary of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Marqués, said that this move will improve the programme’s reach and positioning in the market that is being targeted.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014


by Mimi Kmet with Travel Market Report

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Opening excerpt:

Solo travel has seen steady growth for many years and now suppliers are taking note. They’re also re-examining their policies on the single supplement that so many solo travelers consider unfair.

Suppliers report varying growth rates in this market, from moderate to explosive. From 2011 to 2014, for example, SITA World Tours’ solo traveler bookings increased by nearly 64%, generating an increase of more than 90% in sales, the company said.

Most suppliers told Travel Market Report the number of solo travelers will continue to increase.

And they are already preparing for the uptick.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Opportunities exist in growing Canadian sports tourism market

By Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com

Opening excerpt:
Sport tourism had a $5.2 billion impact in Canada in 2012. That was a 5.3 per cent increase over 2011.
Grant MacDonald, the past president of the Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance, told a group of sports marketers and city officials in Thunder Bay on Thursday that there are more than 200,000 events to bid on each year in this country.