Sports tourism brings thousands of visitors to the Wilmington area each year for races and tournaments that require hotel stays and more spending.
A big example: The 12th annual Novant Health Wilmington Marathon weekend, which takes place Feb. 24-26. The event will bring more than 3,500 runners and features a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, downtown 5K and a kid’s 1-mile run.
On today’s WilmingtonBiz Talk, two local voices who watch the sports tourism industry join us to discuss the marathon and the topic: Kim Hufham, president and CEO of the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Tom Clifford, event director for the marathon weekend.
WilmingtonBiz Talk is a weekly interview program on Facebook Live, which is rebroadcast on YouTube and numerous podcasting platforms. The Business Journal newsroom selects guests based on current events so our community can hear directly from newsmakers.