Sport Tourism or Event Tourism: Are They One and the Same?

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Deery, Margaret, Jago, Leo Kenneth and Fredline, Liz (2004) Sport Tourism or Event Tourism: Are They One and the Same? Journal of Sport Tourism, 9 (3). pp. 235-245. ISSN 1461-6688


Sport tourism has become the subject of an increasing level of both academic and government interest. It is perceived to be important because of its economic contribution as well as other influences such as the impact on community well-being and the sense of pride that sport tourism may engender. The concept, however, is fraught by definitional issues and this paper provides a discussion for developing a more succinct definition and framework for sport tourism to add to the debate. It is argued here that sport tourism is essentially event tourism and, as such, it is governed by the issues that effect events and event management.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1080/1477508042000320250
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Tourism and Services Research (CTSR)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Keywords ResPubID: 6992
Citations in Scopus 95 - View on Scopus
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