Sport Tourism Development provides an incisive and comprehensive examination of theoretical and applied aspects of sport tourism. It critically considers the scope and diversity of links between the sport and tourism industries and then explores contemporary manifestations of sport tourism in space and time. The book presents a critical discussion of theoretical and applied issues in sport tourism, illustrating the discussions in each chapter with case studies provided by internationally recognised researchers from Great Britain, Europe, Asia, North America and Australasia, all working in a range of relevant disciplines. Rapid growth in demand for sport and tourism experiences in recent decades has heightened the need for advanced, in-depth and critical insights into sport tourism that are theoretically informed. Sport Tourism Development achieves these insights in a manner that is intended to serve the needs of students, educators and industry practitioners across a wide range of fields.
Thomas D. Hinch is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta, Canada. Dr Hinch teaches in the Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Leisure Studies as well as the Bachelor of Physical Education degree. His academic focus is tourism development, place and issues of sustainability.James Higham is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Dr Higham teaches courses in events and conventions management, destination analysis and tourism in the natural world. He has been active in sport tourism research since 1996.