Special Issue "Sports Tourism and Destinations"

A special issue of Tourism and Hospitality (ISSN 2673-5768).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 847

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Alexander Hodeck
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Guest Editor
International School of Management (ISM), Marketing, Sales, Tourism & Sports Department, 10827 Berlin, Germany
Interests: sports tourism; sports marketing; sports organizations; sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

The importance of sports tourism has risen during recent decades, and people are showing more care towards their health. Therefore, being active has become more important in daily life as well as on vacation, with sports events attracting high numbers of tourists, leading countries to add sports events to their touristic portfolios. In the existing literature, several types of sports tourism are described and/or investigated, e.g., active or passive, nature and action sports tourisms, emerging in urban as well as rural destinations, next to waterfronts and in mountains. Although there are various publications regarding sports tourism, there is still a lack of a comparison of different types of this phenomenon and its outcomes. This Special Issue asks for publications dealing with various types of sports tourism, focusing on their contributions towards their destinations’ sustainable development, inviting investigators from all over the world to share their work discussing examples and challenges regarding this topic. The Special Issue will help to understand the role of sports tourism in the sustainable development of destinations through reducing seasonality, attracting new target groups and/or touristic activities/products, educating touristic staff and transforming destinations, although papers beyond the mentioned scope are also welcome.

Possible Topics:

  • Destination development through sports tourism
  • Sports events and destinations
  • Sustainable sports tourism and destinations
  • Targeting new customers through sports tourism
  • Reducing seasonality through sports tourism
  • Motivation and travel behavior of sports tourists
  • Opportunities and challenges of sports events and sports tourism
  • Future markets in sports tourism

Additional topics are welcomed.

Prof. Dr. Alexander Hodeck
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • sports tourism
  • destinations
  • sustainability
  • sports events
  • active sports tourism
  • passive sports tourism
  • seasonality
  • image
  • tourist behavior

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The Tourist Attractiveness of Tokyo in the Opinion of Surveyed Tourists
Tour. Hosp. 2022, 3(1), 184-209; https://doi.org/10.3390/tourhosp3010014 - 09 Feb 2022
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This article covers the topic of the tourist attractiveness of Tokyo in the opinion of 369 tourists from Poland. A definition of tourist attractiveness and its factors is provided. Basic information on Tokyo, including accommodation, eating facilities, and tourist traffic in the city [...] Read more.
This article covers the topic of the tourist attractiveness of Tokyo in the opinion of 369 tourists from Poland. A definition of tourist attractiveness and its factors is provided. Basic information on Tokyo, including accommodation, eating facilities, and tourist traffic in the city is offered. The results of the research performed with the use of a survey questionnaire are demonstrated. The research shows that tourists’ most appreciated elements of Tokyo’s tourist attractiveness are transport accessibility, eating facilities, and cultural assets. The article’s hypotheses, that the most attractive seasons in Tokyo, tourism-wise, are spring and autumn, and that the most attractive monument in Tokyo is the oldest Buddhist temple, Sensō-ji, located in the Taitō district, were confirmed to be positive. The third hypothesis was also positively verified. The research shows that younger people positively assessed Tokyo as an attractive and friendly city more than older people. Full article
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