Sport and Adventure Tourism

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Psychology Press, 2003 - Business & Economics - 324 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

Historical Perspectives of Sport Tourism
27
Resources of the Earth
33
Planning Development
49
The Sport Event Tourist
55
Planning Developing and Marketing Sport Event
64
Seminole County Florida Convention
78
Conclusion
84
Market Size
92
Case Studies
193
Relevant Web Sites
199
The Commodification of Adventure
206
Theoretical Connections
212
Influences upon British Adventure Tourism
220
The Importance of Technological Developments
227
The Future
234
The Business of Adventure Tourism
241

Ski Field Location and Development
98
Whistler Resort in Canada
111
Hotel Markets Area of Origin
118
Marine Tourism
125
Marketing Issues
145
Golf Tourism
165
The Development and Use of Golf As a Destination
171
The World Golf Tourism Market
180
Golf Tourism Effects
187
Adventure Business Management
248
Risk Management
255
Relevant Web Sites
271
Historical Dimensions of Health and Spa Tourism
277
Demand for Health and Spa Tourism
283
Virtual Sport Tourism
293
Futures
302
Index
311
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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.

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About the author (2003)

Simon Hudson is a Professor in Tourism and Marketing at the University of Calgary in Canada. He has held previous academic positions at universities in England, and has worked as a visiting professor in Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Fiji, New Zealand, the US, and Australia. Prior to working in academia, Dr. Hudson spent several years working in the tourism industry in Europe, and he now consults for the industry in Alberta and British Columbia. This is Dr. Hudson's third book. His first, written in 2000 called 'Snow Business', was the first book to be written about the international ski industry, and 'Sports and Adventure Tourism' was published in 2003. The marketing of tourism is the focus of his research and he has published numerous journal articles and book chapters from his work. He is frequently invited to international tourism conferences as a keynote speaker.

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