Sport Tourism Development

Author: Tom Hinch,James Higham

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845411943

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 258

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Continued growth in the demand for sport tourism experiences has heightened the need for advanced, in-depth and critical insights that are theoretically informed. This incisive book has been written to address that need and to stimulate the curiosity of students, educators and practitioners alike.
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Sport Tourism

Interrelationships, Impacts and Issues

Author: Brent W. Ritchie,Daryl Adair

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781873150658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

View: 1770

This book examines the economic, social and environmental impacts and issues associated with the development of sport tourism globally, including the lack of research and coordination between industry and government. The book suggests the need for a more balanced analysis of the impacts and issues associated with future sport tourism development.
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Sport Tourism

New Challenges in a Globalized World

Author: Ricardo Melo,Claude Sobry

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443893641

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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This volume provides important theoretical and applied insights into sport tourism. A collective work written by specialists in the field of sport tourism, it provides new insights into this rapidly expanding field, which is in constant change and challenged by globalization. The book is composed of four parts, each enclosing three chapters, including an initial introductory chapter. The first part of the book (re)thinks sport tourism in the globalized world; the second explores new challenges for global and local event sport tourism; the third section addresses issues related to sport tourism development in a globalized world; and the fourth part is dedicated to understanding participation in sport tourism activities. Altogether these chapters investigate some of the most important current research interests about sport tourism, and some of the challenges faced in a globalized world. As such, it represents a valuable reference for researchers, professors and professionals and an instructive text for students, providing an important understanding into this dynamic field. This book will interest academics dedicated to the study of sport tourism, events, management, and development, and will also be useful for professionals of public and private sector organizations operating within the field of sport tourism.
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Sport Tourism

Author: Joy Standeven,Paul de Knop

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9780873228534

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 7013

An emerging segment of the world's largest and fastest-growing industry, sport tourism capitalizes on the relationship between tourism and the high-profile, multi-billion dollar sports industry. Sport Tourismprovides an in-depth analysis of the nature of sport, the nature of tourism, and the symbiotic relationship between the two. Standeven and De Knop present detailed case studies from around the world to illustrate the interplay between sport tourism and -the economy, -sociocultural dynamics, -people's health, -the environment, -urban development, and -public policy. Paying special attention to cultural variations, Standeven and De Knop explore the way sport tourism is administered in countries around the world. They examine current trends and assess future prospects. A useful reference for industry personnel and an illuminative text for students, Sport Tourismprovides valuable insight into this dynamic industry.
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Sport Tourism Destinations

Author: James Higham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136364617

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Few forces in contemporary society influence the fortunes of tourism destinations more immediately than sport. From football fans to kayaking, Sports Tourism Destinations: issues, opportunities and analysis examines the planning, development and management of sport tourism destinations. With contributions from international experts, this book looks at the dramatic effects sports tourism has on the economy and future of tourism destinations. Divided into four parts, the book systematically covers: Sports tourism destination analysis: applies principles of destination resource analysis to the study of sport tourism destinations Destination planning and development: illustrates the mutually beneficial links between sport, tourism and destination planning. Destination marketing and management: explores theoretical and applied aspects of sport tourism destination marketing and management Sport tourism impacts and environments: identifies and discusses critical issues of sustainable development at sport tourism destinations Practical case studies in each chapter illustrate and highlight the links between sport tourism theory and practice, making this book a vital resource for lecturers and students alike.
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Sport Tourism

Author: Heather J. Gibson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136875603

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

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The study of sport tourism is on the cusp of moving from a descriptive phase of research into an analytical phase. Consequently, many academics and graduate students are searching for theories upon which to ground their work. This book draws upon theories and concepts from sociology and anthropology (the socio-cultural perspective), sport and tourism studies, and business studies. One of the dangers of a new area of study is that the body of knowledge is built on a range of seemingly unrelated studies. By grounding work in a theoretical perspective, future work can be linked to, and contribute to building a cohesive understanding of various aspects of sport tourism. This book is an edited collection written by some of the top scholars working in a particular domain throughout the world, providing a compendium of theories and concepts that can be used to frame research on various aspects of sport tourism. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the journal Sport in Society.
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Sport, Tourism and National Identities

Author: John Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134932707

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 115

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The role of both sport and tourism in the (re)creation and (re)presentation of national identities is well established, yet relatively little work has critically explored the inter-relationship between sport, tourism and the creation and maintenance of national identities. Despite the advances of globalization, the nation continues to be an important part of both sport and tourism discourse and offers fertile ground for the exploration of identities in postmodern society. The chapters in this collection consider the significance of important sports events and how this is understood in relation to the collective identities of some countries. Authors outline some of the ways in which the nation matters, and consider how and why national identities are important in contemporary sport tourism. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Sport & Tourism.
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Sport and Tourism

Author: James Higham,Tom Hinch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136435883

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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Sport and Tourism: Globalization, Mobility and Identity marks a new era in sport tourism texts. Written by global experts whose previous collaborations have been integral to the development of the field, the book applies key social science concepts and issues relevant to the academic study of sport and tourism. This is a ground-breaking text, which: Critically explores the wider manifestations of sport-related tourism and mobility Addresses key themes such as globalization, mobility and identity Explores the unique interrelationship that exists in a sport tourism context between activity, people and place Includes case studies written by a range of leading scholars from around the world Set to be the an essential text for any student or academic in the field, this book cements and advances previous studies by building upon existing literature, while extending the field by exploring avenues of study that are yet to be comprehensively addressed. The latest collaboration by internationally renowned authors applies new theoretical perspectives for the advancement of sport tourism.
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Sport Tourism

Author: Douglas M. Turco,Roger S. Riley,Kamilla Swart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885693433

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 279

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Sport Tourism introduces students to the phenomenon of sports tourism--one of the fastest growing niche markets in the $500 billion tourism industry. Students will learn to define sport tourism and to apply fundamental marketing principles to competitive and recreational activities in which sport is the primary or secondary attraction. Sport Tourism covers participatory sport tourism (e.g. ski, golf and tennis resorts; whitewater and wilderness trips; sports theme cruises; adventure tours and sport camps) and event-based sport tourism (e.g. the Olympic Games, college football, the Baseball Hall of Fame, or the World Cup). Sport Tourism guides students through the process of designing, implementing, and evaluating sport tourism operations by offering extensive industry examples and thought-provoking questions. The book investigates such key topics as feasibility studies, niche marketing, pricing, sponsorships, advertising, media involvement, recruitment of personnel and volunteers, and evaluating customer satisfaction during and after participation. Throughout, the authors stress the need for careful research and market planning and offer clear strategies and potential challenges to the sport tourism novice.
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Sport & Tourism: A Reader

Author: Mike Weed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113409096X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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This Reader provides comprehensive coverage of the scholarly literature in sports tourism. Divided into four parts, each prefaced by a substantial introduction from the editor, it presents the key themes, state of the art research and new conceptual thinking in sports tourism studies. Topics covered include: understanding the sports tourist impacts of sports tourism policy and management considerations for sports tourism approaches to research in sports tourism Articles cover a broad range of the new research that has a bearing on sports tourism and include diverse areas such as the economic analysis of sports events, sub-cultures in sports tourism, adventure tourism and tourism policy.
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Introduction to Sports Tourism and Event Management, An

Author: M. Saayman

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9780987009623

Category: Special events

Page: 416

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The importance of Sport Tourism as a developing science and Sport Events specifically is on the increase. This is especially true when experts say that sport tourism is big business. South Africa, like most other countries, hosts thousands of sport events each year. Therefore, destinations compete fiercely not only to host these events but also to offer quality events. All this is happening despite the fact that there is a lack of properly trained sport and event managers. Therefore, the purpose of this book is toe equip the reader with specific knowledge and skills about the sport and events tourism phenomenon. The book deals with a wide variety of topics, stretching from the history of sport tourism to new and globally important issues such as the greening of sport events. The book is a useful tool for both students and practitioners alike, since it also provides guidelines and case studies.
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Heritage, Sport and Tourism

Sporting Pasts – Tourist Futures

Author: Sean Gammon,Gregory Ramshaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317996445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Sport heritage is increasingly being recognised as a potent instigator of tourism; be it touring a historic stadium, visiting a sports hall of fame, or participating in a sport fantasy camp, tourists now have a vast array of locations and options to experience the sporting past. This book provides the first comprehensive resource on sport heritage as a tourist attraction. Using theoretical and applied studies from researchers in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, this book finds that the sporting past is a key component in tourism’s future. The convergence of heritage, sport and tourism involves many different and diverse fields, including sport tourism, heritage tourism, sport management, and sports geography. This book will serve the needs of students, researchers, industry practitioners in these fields, as well as those interested in sport heritage as a tourist attraction. This book was first published as a special issue of the Journal of Sport Tourism.
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Sport and Adventure Tourism

Author: Simon Hudson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136393846

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

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Discover the secrets to success in sport-related tourism and adventure travel! This essential handbook of sport-related travel provides an in-depth look at an international industry growing by leaps and bounds. Sport and Adventure Tourism serves as a unique reference resource for sports and tourism professionals, educators and students, presenting an invaluable overview of a niche market that’s rapidly outgrowing its niche. Covering every aspect of sport tourism from historical, economic, and sport-specific starting points, the book features thoughtful and incisive commentary from the foremost experts in the field. Presented in a concise, easy-to-read format, Sport and Adventure Tourism provides an unrivaled orientation to all facets of sport-related tourism and leisure management. Sports travel (both participatory and spectatorial) and adventure tourism are examined in terms of size and growth of the market, marketing and management strategies, and future prospects. The book includes international, up-to-date case studies, links to relevant Websites and an extensive roster of references. Sport and Adventure Tourism examines all aspects of sport-related tourism, including: planning, developing, and marketing an event skiing and snowboarding boating, sailing, and fishing the “phenomenon” of golf tourism mountain-based adventure tourism the growing spa industry virtual sports tourism-an alternative to travel This one-of-a-kind primer presents an informative study of sports, leisure, and adventure travel, covering everything from golf tourism to heli-skiing to sports event and spa tourism. A handbook for professionals, a textbook for academics, and a highly readable introduction for anyone interested in sport-related travel, Sport and Adventure Tourism is an essential guide for anyone who takes a not-so-leisurely approach to leisure time.
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Tourist Experience

Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Richard Sharpley,Philip R. Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135146705

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Tourist Experience provides a focused analysis into tourist experiences that reflect their ever-increasing diversity and complexity and their significance and meaning to tourists themselves. Written by leading international scholars, it offers new insights into emergent behaviours, motivations and sought meanings on the part of tourists based on five contemporary themes determined by current research activity in tourism experience: dark tourism experiences, experiencing poor places, sport tourism experiences, writing the tourist experience, and researching tourist experiences: methodological approaches. The book critically explores these experiences from multidisciplinary perspectives and includes case studies from a wide range of geographical regions. By analyzing these contemporary tourist experiences, the book will provide further understanding of the consumption of tourism.
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Sport Tourism Development

Author: James Higham,Tom Hinch

Publisher: Aspects of Tourism

ISBN: 9781845416546

Category: Sports and tourism

Page: 304

View: 5864

This book explores sport-related tourism and presents multidisciplinary perspectives of sport tourism, as structured by the geographical concepts of space, place and environment. It offers a comprehensive update of the discussions presented in the two previous editions and aims to advance theoretical thinking on sport tourism development.
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European Integration and Sport

Selected Papers of the 1st Conference of the European Association for Sociology of Sport

Author: European Association for Sociology of Sport. Conference

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825876142

Category: History

Page: 281

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Sport cultures in Europe are developing as a result on the one hand of the internal situation within each society, and on the other of adaptation of influences and directions from outside. In the process of European integration global interconnection and cultural differentiation occur simultaneously. The articles of the reader give ideas and empirical data on the role of sport in European societies and the uniting Europe.
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Sports Tourism

Participants, Policy and Providers

Author: Mike Weed,Chris J. Bull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750683759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

View: 8038

Sports Tourism: participants, policy and providers is an unparalleled text that explains sports tourism as a social, economic and cultural phenomenon that stems from the unique interaction of activity, people and place. Unlike other texts, it established sports tourism as a unique area that produces its own unique issues, concerns and controversies. The text tackles these issues from three viewpoints: * participants: examining the profiles, motivations and behaviour patterns of sports tourists to create a typology of participants * policy: analyses the response by policy makers to this phenomenon and the problems of achieving integration between two sectors with historically different cultures * providers: their motivations, aims, objectives and strategies Now in its second edition the text has been further developed to include material on cutting-edge developments in the field and is illustrated by all new case studies including a chapter on cycling tourism and North American professional team sports. Sports Tourism: participants, policy and providers is an essential text for anybody studying this unique topic. * Completely revised with cutting edge new material * Illustrated with all new international case studies * Further development of theoretical frameworks established by first edition
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Sports Tourism

Author: Chris Bull,Mike Weed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136364196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 3861

Sports Tourism: participants, policy and providers is an unparalleled text that explains sports tourism as a social, economic and cultural phenomenon that stems from the unique interaction of activity, people and place. Unlike other texts, it seeks to present sports tourism as a unique area that produces its own unique issues, concerns and controversies. The text tackles these issues from three viewpoints: participants: examining the profiles, motivations and behaviour patterns of sports tourists to create a typology of participants policy: analyses the response by policy makers to this phenomenon and the problems of achieving integration between two sectors with historically different cultures providers: their motivations, aims, objectives and strategies Illustrated by international case studies in each chapter, and with four extended case study chapters, Sports Tourism: participants, policy and providers examines this area using real life experiences and concrete evidence.
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