Hainan Sport Tourism Development—A SWOT Analysis
2. Literature Review
2.1. The Rise and Evolution of Sports Tourism
2.2. Factors Influencing Sport Tourism Participation
2.3. Chinese Sport Tourism Research
2.4. SWOT Analysis in Previous Studies
3.1. Research Sites
3.2. Data Collection
- What are the strengths of sport tourism development in Hainan?
- What are the weaknesses of sport tourism development in Hainan?
- What are the opportunities for sport tourism development in Hainan?
- What are the threats to sport tourism development in Hainan?
3.3. Research Subjects
3.4. Data Analysis
4.1.1. Natural Dimension
“Sailing is a maritime sport activity. Hainan is the best province to carry out the sailing. Firstly, Hainan has the advantage of the season, and secondly, the water is relatively clean. The water quality of the Pearl River Delta and Yangtze River Delta is not good; In winter, people cannot just go sailing in Dalian and Shandong because these places are too cold, and there are lots of reefs. Hainan can be said to be the best resource for water sports and sailing in China”.
“First, the wind here is often back to shore, which is very safe. No matter what problems at sea, wearing a life jacket can float back; Second, the wind is perfect, the core of sailing windsurfing is the wind, and there is a lot of wind.”
4.1.2. Infrastructure Dimension
“Currently, there are very few standardized stadiums like Hainan NBA Training Center in China…… The facilities of the stadium are basically complete and suitable for the event. In addition, the training center has two competition fields and three training fields.”
4.1.3. Policy Dimension
“It first proposed three major events in 2000 when it became an international tourist island: the tour of Hainan bicycle race, the big sailing race, the golf race, and later the marathon and WGP windsurfing were added.”
4.1.4. Tourist Dimension
4.1.5. Specialty Dimension
4.1.6. Market Dimension
4.1.7. Product Dimension and Branding Dimension
4.2.1. Product Dimension and Nature Dimension
4.2.2. Culture Dimension
4.2.3. Infrastructure Dimension
4.2.4. Market Dimension
4.2.5. Policy Dimension
4.2.6. Finance Dimension
4.2.7. Location Dimension
4.2.8. Sustainability Dimension
4.2.9. Tourist Dimension
4.3.1. Sustainability Dimension
4.3.2. Policy Dimension
4.3.3. Market Dimension
4.3.4. Specialty Dimension
4.3.5. Branding Dimension
4.4.1. Policy Dimension
4.4.2. Market Dimension and Tourist Dimension
4.4.3. Culture Dimension
4.4.4. Product Dimension and Nature Dimension
5. Main Findings, Discussion, and Conclusion
Institutional Review Board Statement
Informed Consent Statement
Data Availability Statement
Conflicts of Interest
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|Basketball A||Male||Coach, Project Manager||NBA training center (Haikou)|
|Basketball B||Female||Operations Director|
|Sailing A||Male||General Manager||Haikou Sea People Sailing Windsurfing Club (Haikou)|
|Surfing A||Female||Center Director||Sanya Beiwei Water Sports Center (Sanya)|
|Bicycle and yacht A||Male||General Manager||International Big Regatta Co. LTD (Haikou)|
|Bicycle and yacht B||Female||Marketing Director|
|Bicycle and yacht C||Male||Marketing Manager|
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Dong, E.; Fu, B.; Li, Y.; Jin, J.; Hu, H.; Ma, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Xu, Q.; Cheng, Z. Hainan Sport Tourism Development—A SWOT Analysis. Sustainability 2022, 14, 12653. https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912653
Dong E, Fu B, Li Y, Jin J, Hu H, Ma Y, Zhang Z, Xu Q, Cheng Z. Hainan Sport Tourism Development—A SWOT Analysis. Sustainability. 2022; 14(19):12653. https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912653Chicago/Turabian Style
Dong, Erwei, Bing Fu, Yuntan Li, Jianing Jin, Hengyu Hu, Yajing Ma, Zecheng Zhang, Qianwen Xu, and Zhu Cheng. 2022. "Hainan Sport Tourism Development—A SWOT Analysis" Sustainability 14, no. 19: 12653. https://doi.org/10.3390/su141912653