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Sports tourism is a niche market segment of the global tourism industry. Since the 1990s, sports tourism has been characterized as the sport-related leisure travel of persons while on holiday or an extensive stay in another location. Sports tourism’s influential appeal is best characterized by the sports enthusiast who wishes to bond with their athletic idols, relive the golden years of a particular sport, join a brotherhood or sisterhood of competitors, or engage in a combination of the three. Every part of the world offers opportunities to showcase sports life through the grittiness of city streets, rustic mountain landscapes, blue oceans, white sand beaches, primordial forests, and snow-covered valleys. Higher volumes of domestic and international travel, lower hotel vacancy rates, and unique dining experiences ...

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