Cleveland gets popular as travel destination with basketball tourism

Published on : Monday, June 15, 2015

clevelandThe city of Cleveland has been placed on the international stage as a result of its hometown team’s playoff success and travelers are taking more interest in Ohio’s second largest city according to Searches for Cleveland hotels have increased by over 40 percent in the U.S. and 40 percent globally this year compared to 2014 (January 1 through June 9).

According to Sports Travel Insights from, searches for Cleveland hotels checking in between June 9 and 11 – coinciding with Cleveland’s first two home games of the series – have soared 418 percent since the finals schedule was announced on May 28. Same day searches on June 9 more than doubled and overall search volume for game day check-ins has been 221 percent higher than average during the same time frame.

“Cleveland has been long-known as the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but it’s now getting recognized for its growing culinary scene and revitalized downtown, which is epitomized by pedestrian-friendly East Fourth Street,” said Taylor L. Cole, APR, travel expert. “With the finals setting TV viewership records and spotlighting the city in front of millions of people, travelers have even more reasons to visit C-Town.”

With the national spotlight on Cleveland, is releasing a special coupon for travel to Cleveland through the end of July. Travelers who book by June 19, 2015 will receive $20 off a $200 stay with code CLEVELAND20 or $30 off a $300 stay with code CLEVELAND30.


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