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International Media Spotlight Shines on Polo Series

Date:    Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Newport International Polo Series is pleased to announce the release of a 9-page feature story inPolo International magazine, published in Argentina with world-wide subscribership.  The glossy ‘coffee table’ magazine is reputed for its coverage of world-class polo events at elite destinations around the globe.  Now in its nineteenth year in print, this issue of PI leads off with coverage of the prestigious Argentine Open - the super bowl of polo, and traverses the world showcasing the most prominent recent tournaments.  

The Newport editorial is loaded with glossy full-page photography including iconic Newport panoramic photos of the legendary mansions, the Cliff Walk, the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Castle Hill Inn & lighthouse and Newport’s sailing tradition, courtesy of Onne Van Der Wal and RI Aerials, to complement dramatic polo action shots of theUSA vs. Egypt match by  Susan Choquette and Rod Harris, as well as images from the annual International Polo Charity Ball and faces in the crowd at the Saturday polo matches at Glen Farm.   

Addition mentions are given to the Breakers, Rosecliff, Pearls Boutique Hotels, theInternational Tennis Hall of Fame, America’s Cup racing tradition, among others. 

“We are thrilled that the international spotlight has alighted upon our unique polo venue and that we could share its glow with our promotional partners in the community,” statesDan Keating, president of the Polo Series.  “By presenting Newport to the world, we hope this will, in turn, bring visitors from far and wide to Newport, and inspire new participants in the Polo Series from among the 80 polo playing nations around the globe.”  

“At an advertising cost of top dollar per page, and circulation to a targeted audiencearound the world, the promotional value of this placement for Rhode Island tourism is invaluable” adds Kathryn Farrington of the Newport County Visitors & Convention Bureau.  “It reaches an audience of world travelers, and its quality has a long shelf life.  This issue is definitely a collector’s item and a major publicity coup.”

“We are grateful to Kathryn Farrington at the Newport County Visitor and Convention Bureau and to the contributing photographers for their allied support of this promotional opportunity” adds Keating.

A limited number of copies of this No. 76, 2008 (English Edition) will be available at the Saturday matches of the Newport International Polo Series beginning in June, or upon request. They are otherwise available by yearly subscriptions