Activation of the Day - STA Travel, Outback Bowl

Are you looking for new ways to promote supporting travel agency partners on game day? Are you looking for new ways to get fans excited about travel destinations?

STA Travel supported its partnership with the 2009 Outback Bowl by featuring an engaging display at the event's Fan Fest located near Gate D. The STA Travel display featured a football toss exhibit where fans could win free giveaways (t-shirts and koozies) by hitting a target in the center of a massive Australia map (which tied into the Outback Bowl thematic).

STA also held drawings on-site for free travel and have away some Outback Bowl mementos that fans could redeem for cash off their next travel purchase with STA. To drive interest in the football toss display, STA personnel displayed a giant scoreboard that tallied points scored by fans of each team.

For more information, check out STA Travel's official blog and Twitter profile.

The Maple Leafs Look to Drive Tourists to Cuba...

Are you looking to align with a tourism board or assocation? Are you considering partnering with an unconventional partner?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are partnering with the Cuban Tourist Board in Canada to feature dasherboard signage in front of the team bench at the Air Canada Center. With dasherboard signage featuring the Cuban flag and the URL, the collaborating parties are hoping to draw attention to the country of Cuba as a tourist destination.

The branding play is very unique in North America given the travel restrictions placed on US Citizens looking to go to Cuba. Currently, only a small group of US citizens with family ties in Cuba have been able to fly to the country to visit their relatives.

However, it further demonstrates the trend of professional sports organizations aligning with tourism associations to market vacation locales and offer exclusive sweepstakes. Check out the unique signage below: