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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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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.Synopsis:
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.
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