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Exploring Small-scale Event Sport Tourism Leverage on Host Community

The guiding principle of the project is to provide a framework for understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of the small-scale sport event tourism leverage on host community. Moreover, to ensure guidance on how to create successful and sustainable small-scale event sport by developing a conceptual model that recognizes its importance (role), strengths and weaknesses, the barriers which it faces, and the opportunities which it will create for host communities.

The project will:

  1. allow a better understanding of the increase in sport tourism and of the growing attention of the industry, of the government and of the research in this field
  2. analyze how small-scale sport event tourism fits with the concept of sport tourism generally
  3. recognize the tourism potential of small-scale sport events and competitions
  4. explore the interrelationship, if any, between spectator sport and tourism behavior
  5. understand the need for further research examining small-scale sport event com-petitions and their potential role in tourism marketing and development
  6. describe how interdisciplinary research can advance the understanding of sport tourism as an academic sub-discipline and industry sector.
Department of Sociology, Environmental and Business Economics University of Southern Denmark
  • Degnevej 14
  • Esbjerg Ø - DK-6705
  • Phone: +45 6550 1000

Last Updated 07.06.2017