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Volume 6 No. 215

Events and Attractions

As the 2014 Wimbledon Championships is underway, the world’s oldest tennis tournament "has been overshadowed by the 2014 FIFA World Cup," according to Jesse Lawrence of FORBES. The heavy interest for the football tournament around the world, and in England, "has led to a decrease in demand for Wimbledon tickets this year." Michael Bernstein of said that Wimbledon demand "is down 20% from last year, most of which he attributes to World Cup interest." It "would not be surprising to see demand shift back to tennis after England’s shocking early exit" from the World Cup. The U.S. Open "currently has an average price of $228.21 for an all sessions pass while the average price by purchasing all individual sessions separately is $377.33," according to TipIQ (FORBES, 6/24).

Mountain Dew will host the inaugural European Dew Tour Am Series -- a one-day amateur action sports competition -- in Amsterdam on Aug. 31. Amateur skaters will compete at the Museumplein, with the competition a part of the Uitmarkt cultural festival in the Netherlands. Mountain Dew skateboarders Keelan Dadd, Theotis Beasley and Boo Johnson will attend the street skate competition, athlete signings, experiential sampling, live DJs and a concert by Splendid (Pepsi).

Singapore aims to draw in more than 350,000 Taiwanese visitors this year with "extended event-based tourism campaigns like the festivities surrounding the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix." Singapore Tourism Board Eastern China Area Dir Kwan Su Min said Tuesday that her country is "eyeing Taiwanese tourists because they have shown an increasing interest in travel options outside of traditional sightseeing when visiting the city-state" (CNA, 6/25). ... New Zealand has "pulled out of the race" to host the 2019 Women's World Cup and the 2018 U20 Women's World Cup (STUFF, 6/25).