Sport Tourism Development

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-04-30
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications
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This book critically explores sport-related tourism drawing on the fields of sport management, the sociology of sport, consumer behaviour, sports marketing, economic, urban and sports geography, and tourism studies. It presents multidisciplinary perspectives of sport tourism, as structured by the geographical concepts of space, place and environment. The volume offers a comprehensive update of the discussions presented in the two previous editions, recognising the significant growth in sub-elite participation sports and addresses spectator-based sport events, participation-based sport events, active sport, and sport heritage activities. It aims to advance theoretical thinking on the subject of sport tourism development and critical thinking on the interplay of local and global forces in sport and tourism development. It continues to be an important text for students and researchers in tourism studies, human geography, sports geography, sociology of sport, sports management, sports marketing and history of sport.

Author Biography

James Higham is Professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand and Visiting Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway. He is co-editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.

Tom Hinch is Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta, Canada and Distinguished University Professor, Wakayama University, Japan. He has worked in tourism studies for 30 years.

Table of Contents

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Part 1: Introduction

Chapter 1: Sport Tourism in Times of Change

Part 2: Foundations of Sport Tourism Development

Chapter 2: The Study of Sport Tourism

Chapter 3: Sport Tourism Markets

Chapter 4: Development Processes and Issues

Part 3: Sport Tourism Development and Space

Chapter 5: Space: Location and Travel Flow

Chapter 6: Place, Sport and Culture

Chapter 7: Environment: Landscape, Resources and Impacts

Part 4: Sport Tourism Development and Time

Chapter 8: Sport and the Tourist Experience

Chapter 9: Seasonality, Sport and Tourism

Chapter 10: Evolutionary Trends in Sport Tourism

Part 5: Conclusions

Chapter 11: Shifting Goal Posts and Moving Targets: The Ever-Evolving Worlds of Sport and Tourism



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