1st Edition

Sport Tourism and Sustainable Destinations

Edited By Brent Moyle, Tom Hinch, James Higham Copyright 2018
    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    226 Pages
    by Routledge

    Destinations include the places, landscapes and communities where sport tourism development takes place. Whether sport tourism development takes the form of sport events, active participation in sport, and/or sports nostalgia/heritage, it draws on local resources, forms part of the complex dynamic of daily life. As such, sports tourism has implications for residents, with destination communities in a position to benefit from, or absorb the costs of, the extent to which development is sustainable. Subsequently, this book features contributions that focus on sport tourism and destination sustainability. Issues covered include, though are not limited to, destination management, surf localism, the production of space, event sustainability in national parks, utilisation of sport heritage for destination promotion, enhancing the attractiveness of destinations through sport tourism, destination development and sport tourism, utilising sport to motivate travel to destinations and environmentally responsible behaviour in sports tourism destinations. The unique contribution of this edited volume is the multi-disciplinary approach applied to enhance conceptual understanding of issues surrounding sport tourism and destination sustainability.

    The chapters originally published as a special issue in the Journal of Sport & Tourism.

    1. Sport tourism and sustainable destinations: foundations and pathways

    T. D. Hinch, J. E. S. Higham & B. D. Moyle

    2. The role of travel conditions in cycling tourism: implications for destination and event management

    Richard J. Buning and Heather J. Gibson

    3. Surf localism in Costa Rica: exploring territoriality among Costa Rican and foreign resident surfers

    Lindsay E. Usher and Edwin Gómez

    4. Local identities in a global game: the social production of football space in Liverpool

    Daniel Evans and Glen Norcliffe

    5. Factors effecting destination and event loyalty: examining the sustainability of a recurrent small-scale running event at Banff National Park

    Elizabeth A. Halpenny, Cory Kulczycki and Farhad Moghimehfar

    6. Leveraging sport heritage to promote tourism destinations: the case of the Tour of Flanders Cyclo event

    Inge Derom and Gregory Ramshaw

    7. Serious about leisure, serious about destinations: mountain bikers and destination attractiveness

    Julie Moularde and Adam Weaver

    8. Sports tourism development and destination sustainability: the case of the coastal area of the Aveiro region, Portugal

    Maria João Carneiro, Zélia Breda and Catarina Cordeiro

    9. Motivation of active sport tourists in a German highland destination – a cross-seasonal comparison

    Alexander Hodeck and Gregor Hovemann

    10. Determining the influence of the social versus physical context on environmentally responsible behaviour among cycling spectators

    E. A. du Preez and E. T. Heath


    Brent Moyle is a Mid-Career Advance Queensland Fellow and Senior Research Fellow at the Griffith Institute for Tourism, Griffith University, Australia. Dr Moyle’s research focuses on three interrelated research streams, sustainable tourism, experience design and evaluation and sports tourism. He is an Adjunct Professor at Southern Cross University (Australia).

    Tom Hinch applies a multidisciplinary approach to the understanding of sport tourism, leisure and conceptually related fields. Porfessor Hinch has a core research focus centred on advancing knowledge surrounding the way sport travellers understand the places they visit. He is a visiting Professor, Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University (Japan).

    James Higham is a Professor specializing in tourism, environmental change, with long standing contributions to the field of sports tourism. He is the Co-Editor of the Journal of Sustainable Tourism and holds the positions of Visiting Professor of Sustainable Tourism at the University of Stavanger (Norway), and Jim Whyte Fellow, University of Queensland (Australia).

    "The book is an important contribution to an academic field that will grow in interest in the coming years, since sport tourism is expanding and the issue of sustainability is more important than ever."

    Aage Radmann, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences