• Atlantic City to Host SportsTravel Event

     
    POSTED June 9, 2015
     
    Photo credit: Courtesy of DO AC

As if Atlantic City, N.J., hasn’t had enough exciting announcements, one more news of note has popped up.

TEAMS ’16, the leading conference and expo for the sports event industry, will take place in Atlantic City Sept. 26–29, 2016 at the new $125 million, 100,000-square-foot Waterfront Conference Center.

Hosted by SportsTravel magazine, the event is the world’s largest within the sports event industry.

“We are very excited to bring TEAMS to Atlantic City,” says Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing, which publishes SportsTravel magazine. “Many factors contributed to our decision to stage TEAMS in Atlantic City, including the city’s rich history and unique sense of place, which will serve as a huge draw to attendees. Meet AC’s commitment to supporting the sports-event community also made Atlantic City an obvious destination for TEAMS.”

Launched in 1998, the event now attracts more than 1,400 attendees each year, including CEOs, executive director and event managers.

“The Atlantic City Sports Commission is ecstatic to host TEAMS ’16 in Atlantic City,” says Jim Wood, president and CEO of Meet AC. “The sports business in Atlantic City continues to grow, whether it’s a convention or tournament. TEAMS will help us develop the AC Sports Commission as a cutting-edge agency and strengthen our relationships within the sports industry. TEAMS will generate substantial ROI for Atlantic City.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.