Business summit: You don't need a Super Bowl to draw sports tourists
from The Salem News
Sports tourism could draw thousands of visitors to the North Shore, but that does not mean pros have to be in the game to score an economic lift, members of the tourism industry were told at a summit. One of the biggest sports draws in Rhode Island, a tourism official said, was for a bridge tournament — it resulted in bookings for 12,000 hotel nights, and quietly drew the likes of billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
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