Sharp, clear and relevant this book meets the needs of those studying and researching within the growing discipline of sport management.

The intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a concise overview of the key concepts in the field guiding you through the important debates, sources and research methods in the management and delivery of sport.

The book introduces readers to the concepts at the centre of their studies; it suggests relevant further reading and thoughts for future research and applies academic theory to business and organizational problems in a real-world context.

Written for students, academics and practitioners the entries are designed to meet study needs and include: Clear Definitions; Comprehensive Examples; Practical Applications; Effective Research Methods

Sport Tourism

Sport tourism

The current trend in sport tourism is to associate its definition to (sport) event tourism, although a definition of sport(s) tourism necessarily includes a reflection on the concepts of sport and tourism, as well as an interaction between activities, people, and places.

As Deery et al. (2004: 235) stated, the concept of sport tourism ‘is fraught by definitional issues’. Beyond trying to define the terms ‘sport’ and ‘tourism’, the main issue is one of broadness vs. focus in defining the concept of sport tourism. That is, should all tourists who happen to undertake some sport or see sport (either actively or passively) be considered sport tourists or should the term be reserved for tourists who proactively travel to go and see or be ...

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