How do sports events get to Hawaii? | Pacific Business News

Jason Ubay explains how the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is using Repucom services to find the right sports for the island.

For research, HTA partners with Repucom, an international sports and entertainment company that provides research for the state tourism authority every two years. HTA asks Repucom for a report on the top markets – such as Australia or Japan – and what their biggest sports are, such as basketball, soccer or rugby.

Other metrics provided by Repucom include how many times “Hawaii” or “Waikiki” were mentioned during a TV broadcast, and how many postcards — or the scenic cutaways during a broadcast — played during a game and what they showed.

Read the complete article by Jason Ubay in Pacific Business News.