ANDERSON, SCSports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism market, has announced the 2020 and 2021 Champions of Economic Impact in Sports Tourism Presented by Traveling Teams. This year’s winners are responsible for contributing a more-than-welcome boost of over $400 million to the national economy over the past year.

Among the winners was the TBF High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship produced in cooperation with Visit Anderson & Anderson County.

The Bass Federation (TBF) High School Fishing World Finals and National Championship took place on Lake Hartwell on June 30 through July 3, 2021. The four-day event featured 398 boats from across the United States, Canada, and Africa. Each competing boat featured two anglers as well as a boat captain. Teams competed for scholarship monies and the right to be considered a World Champion and a National Champion. The event contributed more than 8,000 room nights in the Anderson community and amassed an economic impact that exceeded $2 million.

All winners of awards will be recognized in a special feature published in the November/December 2021 issue of Sports Destination Management. The entire article with full details on the winners listed below can also be found online.

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 About Visit Anderson:  Visit Anderson is the official destination marketing organization for Anderson, South Carolina. The mission of Visit Anderson is to grow the economy of Anderson County by fostering sustainable tourism economic development and effectively marketing Anderson County and Lake Hartwell to increase visitation and improve the quality of life for the residents of Anderson County. For more information go to

About Sports Destination Management: Sports Destination Management is written for the largest audience of sports event managers and tournament directors in the sports tourism market and maintains a focus on the important issues surrounding event location decisions and event management. With content from experts and thought leaders, SDM provides in-depth coverage of sports event planning and execution through incisive and relevant articles as well as insightful, real-world case studies showcasing best practices and successful event production.

In addition to the publication, SDM offers extensive digital resources through and the e-newsletter SDM Blitz, both providing decision support tools for organizers to ensure successful events at all levels of play.

About Due North Media:  Celebrating its 20th year in business, Due North Media, a division of Due North Consulting, Inc., is a niche business-to-business publisher providing media services to executives within specialized vertical markets impacting economic development including corporate site selection, business development, market-to-market events and sports tourism via publications, digital media, qualified list marketing and custom publishing.

Founded in 2001, Due North Consulting, Inc. has helped niche marketers obtain their goals for a decade and a half. The principals of the company have over 40 years of business-to-business advertising and marketing experience. It has been their mission to serve readers, clients and employees with integrity, humility and a continuing quest for the achievement of excellence.



Media Contact: Neil Paul, Executive Director

Visit Anderson

Phone: 864.716.3660

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