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Sports tourism : participants, policy and providers

Author: Mike Weed; Chris Bull
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Burlington, MA : Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann, ©2004.
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Sports Tourism: participants, policy and providers is an unparalleled text that explains sports tourism as a social, economic and cultural phenomenon that stems from the unique interaction of activity, people and place. Unlike other texts, it seeks to present sports tourism as a unique area that produces its own unique issues, concerns and controversies. The text tackles these issues from three viewpoints:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Weed, Mike.
Sports tourism.
Oxford [England] ; Burlington, MA : Elsevier/Butterworth Heinemann, ©2004
(DLC) 2003055840
(OCoLC)52877298
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Weed; Chris Bull
ISBN: 1417507624 9781417507627
OCLC Number: 55627813
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 241 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The study of sports tourism --
Tracing interest in sports tourism --
An overview of the sport-tourism link --
Conceptualizing the sports tourist --
Participant profiles --
A typology of sports tourists --
The policy context --
Prospects for integration --
The market for sports tourism --
Provision strategies --
Sports tourism as a diversification strategy in Malta --
Urban sports tourism : the case of Sheffield --
Activity tourism in Wales --
Winter skiing in the European Alps --
The development of research and practice.
Responsibility: Mike Weed and Chris Bull.
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Sports Tourism: participants, policy and providers is an unparalleled text that explains sports tourism as a social, economic and cultural phenomenon that stems from the unique interaction of activity, people and place. Unlike other texts, it seeks to present sports tourism as a unique area that produces its own unique issues, concerns and controversies. The text tackles these issues from three viewpoints: participants: examining the profiles, motivations and behaviour patterns of sports tourists to create a typology of participantspolicy: analyses the response by policy makers to this phenomen.

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