Sport Tourism

Interrelationships, Impacts and Issues

Author: Brent W. Ritchie,Daryl Adair

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781873150658

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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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 Development

Author: Dr. James Higham

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845412273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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The second edition provides an incisive, comprehensive examination of sport tourism, exploring the scope and diversity of the linkages between sport and tourism, and focusing on their manifestations in time and space. In presenting a critical discussion of theoretical and applied issues in sport tourism, the authors synthesize a wide range of literature into insightful perspectives of key dimensions of sport tourism development, using ‘focus points’ in each chapter to illustrate real-world manifestations of the concepts and issues being discussed, with additional support provided by international case studies. 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

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: 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 Tourism Destinations

Author: James Higham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136364625

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: 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 and Local Sustainable Development

Prospective of globalization effects - Actors strategy and responsibility

Author: Claude Sobry

Publisher: Editions L'Harmattan

ISBN: 2336401398

Category: Nature

Page: 260

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The present publication gathers communications from the Lille symposium selected for their quality and originality. Seventeen countries were represented, among which the United States, China, Australia, Qatar and numerous countries from Central and Eastern Europe. Aside from the conferences, many ideas and opinions were shared, a recurrent question being the very definition of sport tourism. This book will be of great interest to everyone interested by sport tourism and local sustainable development studied with a multidisciplinary approach.
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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: 166

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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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