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 establishes sports tourism as a unique area that produces its own unique issues, concerns and controversies. Extensively revised with cutting edge new material based on the latest research in the field, this edition uses recent international case studies to illustrate how theory is used in practice. The text tackles the complex and distinctive issues this sector faces from three viewpoints:participants: examining the profiles, motivations and behaviour patterns of sports tourists to create a participation model policy: analyzes 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, this book is an essential resource for those studying, teaching or working in sports tourism.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 672 g
Dimensions: 235 x 191 x 23 mm
"'Sports Tourism: Participants, Policy, and Providers' is an excellent resource for the in-depth exploration of the emerging field of sports tourism. The authors succeed in their original purpose, which is to move beyond the simple origins and links of the sport tourism field into the more complex issues of stakeholder characteristics, policy, and strategy... the authors' use of international examples to support their assertions and discussions make this a book that will be valuable to people of all nationalities."
- Sarah E. Hardin, Southeast Missouri State University, USA
"This book is an important contribution to the area of sports tourism, responding well to the educational needs of a rapidly growing market segment of the tousim industry. I would strongly recommend it for any reading list on sports tourism at both undergradaute and postgraduate level.
- Richard Shipway, Bournemouth University, UK
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