Sport and Adventure Tourism

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Routledge, Nov 12, 2012 - Business & Economics - 342 pages
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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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Contents

Chapter 1 An Introduction to Sport and Adventure Tourism
1
Chapter 2 Historical Perspectives of Sport Tourism
27
Planning Development and Marketing
49
Chapter 4 Winter Sport Tourism
89
Chapter 5 Marine Tourism
125
Chapter 6 Golf Tourism
165
Chapter 7 Adventure Tourism
203
Chapter 8 The Business of Adventure Tourism
241
Chapter 9 Spa and Health Tourism
273
Chapter 10 Virtual Sport Tourism
293
Index
311
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