Sport and Adventure Tourism
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:
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Historical Perspectives of Sport Tourism
Resources of the Earth
The Sport Event Tourist
Planning Developing and Marketing Sport Event
Seminole County Florida Convention
Relevant Web Sites
The Commodification of Adventure
Influences upon British Adventure Tourism
The Importance of Technological Developments
The Business of Adventure Tourism
Ski Field Location and Development
Whistler Resort in Canada
Hotel Markets Area of Origin
The Development and Use of Golf As a Destination
The World Golf Tourism Market
Golf Tourism Effects
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Page 289 - Mclntosh et al. (1995: 10) take a more systems-based approach when defining tourism as 'the sum of phenomena and relationships arising from the interaction of tourists, business suppliers, host governments, and host communities in the process of attracting and hosting these tourists and other visitors'.
Page 289 - Sport permeates any number of levels of contemporary society, and it touches upon and deeply influences such disparate elements as status, race relations, business life, automotive design, clothing styles, the concept of the hero, language, and ethical values.