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An emerging segment of the world's largest and fastest-growing industry, sport tourism capitalizes on the relationship between tourism and the high-profile, multi-billion dollar sports industry.

Sport Tourism provides an in-depth analysis of the nature of sport, the nature of tourism, and the symbiotic relationship between the two. Standeven and De Knop present detailed case studies from around the world to illustrate the interplay between sport tourism and
-the economy,

-sociocultural dynamics,

-people's health,

-the environment,

-urban development, and

-public policy.
Paying special attention to cultural variations, Standeven and De Knop explore the way sport tourism is administered in countries around the world. They examine current trends and assess future prospects.

A useful reference for industry personnel and an illuminative text for students, Sport Tourism provides valuable insight into this dynamic industry.

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Editorial Reviews

Aims to provide a solid introduction to this new field and promote inquiring thought among students. The authors offer a theoretical overview of the relationship between sport and tourism, discuss the implications and consequences of sport tourism interactions, explore the organization of sport tourism today and consider possible future directions. Includes several case studies drawn from the industry around the world. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873228534
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/8/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,066,770
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Joy Standeven earned her DPhil at the University of Sussex. Formerly a Principal Lecturer, she was also a Division Coordinator for Leisure and Recreation Studies at the University of Brighton between 1987 and 1994. As a recreational sport tourist, she has participated in sport activities in 60 countries on four continents. She has researched sport tourism for many years and has lectured extensively worldwide. Standeven conducts ongoing research and consulting through her private consultancy.

Paul De Knop, PhD, is a professor in the Faculty of Physical Education at Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Brussels, Belgium, and in the Leisure Studies Department at the University of Brabant in Tilburg, Netherlands. His articles on sport tourism have appeared in such prestigious publications as the Journal of the World Leisure and Recreation Association and the European Journal of Sport Management.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Rethinking Sport Tourism as an Experience of Physical Activity, Travel, and Place
Chapter 1. Sport and Tourism: An International Overview

-Overview of Sport and Tourism

-Working Definitions of Key Concepts

-Historical Development of Connections Between Sport and Tourism
-Democratization of Sport and Tourism in the Twentieth Century


Chapter 2. Sport and Tourism: Investigating the Relationship

-The Nature of Sport, Tourism, and Sport Tourism

-Our Classification Scheme for Sport Tourism

-The Infrastructure of Sport, Tourism, and Sport Tourism

-The Characteristics of Participants


Chapter 3. Sport in the Development of Tourism

-Sport as a Growing Segment of the Tourism Industry

-The Influence of Increased Sport Participation

-The Influence of Increased Sport Tourism

-Active Sports on Holidays

-Passive Sports on Holidays

-Active Sports During Nonholiday Time

-Passive Sports During Nonholiday Time


Chapter 4. Tourism in the Development of Sport

-Sports Development

-Development of Sport Activity Based on Available Tourism Resources

-Sports Development as a Result of Visiting Tourist Resources

-Tourism-Generated Sports Development Through Programs and Instruction

-Major Events Used to Stimulate Sports Development

-The Influence of Elite Performers and Coaches on Sports Development
-Sports Development as a Spin-Off "At Home"

-Constraints That Inhibit Sports Development Being Initiated by Tourism

Part II: The Impact of Sport Tourism
Chapter 5. The Economic Impact of Sport Tourism

-Sport and Tourism as Economic Activities

-Sports Activity Holidays

-Major Sport Facilities and Events as an Attraction for Visitors

-Sport and Tourism as Part of Regeneration Strategies for Cities and Regions


Chapter 6. The Sociocultural Impact of Sport Tourism

-Conceptual Background to Sociocultural Impacts

-Positive Impacts

-Negative Impacts

-Violence in and Surrounding Sport and Tourism

-Sport Tourism for All: The Issue of Social Equity

-Cultural Homogeneity


Chapter 7. The Environmental Impact of Sport Tourism

-A Growing Concern for the Natural Environment

-Increasing Participation in Outdoor Sports

-Damage Caused by Tourism to the Natural Environment

-The Impact of Holiday Resorts on the Natural Environment

-The Impact of Sport Tourism Activities on the Natural Environment
-Minimizing the Influence of Outdoor Sports on the Environment

-The Impact of Sport Tourism on Urban Environments


Chapter 8. The Health Impact of Sport Tourism

-Health Implications of Sport Tourism Activities

-Special Interest Health and Fitness Holidays

-Sport Tourism for People With Disabilities

-Sport Tourism to Raise Sponsorship to Fight Disease


Part III: Present Status and Future Prospects
Chapter 9. Administrative and Policy Issues

-Overview of Administration and Policy

-Sport Tourism Administrative Infrastructures in Various Countries
-Implications of Administrative Infrastructures for Sport Tourism Policy

-Sport Tourism Policy Issues


Chapter 10. Conclusions and Implications: Sport Tourism in the Twenty-First Century

-Sport Tourism Today: A Summary

-Future Trends


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