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Sport Tourism Destinations


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Sport tourism destination analysis (Bull); Destination resource analysis; Understanding sport tourism markets(Delpy-Neirotti): Understanding sport tourist experiences (Gibson); Players and teams (Francis & Murphy); Destination planning and development (Hall); Sport and tourism management (Stevens); Sport tourism policy (Weed); Sports tourism destinations: Planning and development issues (Hall); Strategies for sport tourism destinations (Webb); Destination marketing and management; Marketing, media and place promotion (Chalip); Sport tourist behaviour (Ryan, Trauer); Sport and tourism seasonality (Hudson); Sport and urban destination management
Sport tourism impacts and environments; The economics of sport tourism at major sports events (Gratton); Sport tourism and resource impacts (Orams); Sport, culture and place (Hinch); Sport and the evolution of destinations (Butler); The future of sport tourism

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* A unique text in this fast growing area, focussing on the effects of sporting events on the tourism destination economy * Contributions from international experts * Each chapter focuses on practical real life examples and case studies to clearly illustrate the links between theory and practice.

About the Author

James Higham is a Professor in the Department of Tourism, University of Otago, New Zealand


"Researchers as well as students will find this book valuable for accessing the current body of knowledge on sports tourism, and will be stimulated to engage in research on unanswered questions surrounding sport tourism destinations."

Tourism Management
Volume 27, Issue 5 , October 2006, Pages 1078-1079

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