Sport Tourism Development

Author: Thomas Hinch,James E. S. Higham

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 9781873150627

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 254

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In setting the foundation for this book, the unique qualities of sport as a tourist attraction are presented and discussed theoretically. It then addresses in six chapters central themes of sport tourism development.
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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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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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Sports Tourism

Participants, Policy and Providers

Author: Mike Weed,Chris J. Bull

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750683759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

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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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Sport & Tourism: A Reader

Author: Mike Weed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134090978

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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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 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 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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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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Sports Tourism

Author: Chris Bull,Mike Weed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136364196

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 9940

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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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