An application of tourism development concepts and themes to the subject of sport tourism. Critical consideration of theoretical and applied aspects of sport tourism in the context of their manifestations in space and time. Management implications and strategies relevant to the sustainable development of sport tourism businesses and destinations.
TOUR 216 explores the considerable and growing intersection between sport and tourism. These are two significant global industries, and the common interests between them have grown enormously in recent years. Common interests in sport and tourism extend to elite sports competitions, sports mega-events, recreational and participation sports, adventure activities, subcultural sports and the diverse manifestations of sports business.
|Paper title||Sport Tourism|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$846.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,073.10|
- 108 points
- Schedule C
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of Tourism's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor James Higham
- Paper Structure
- The paper explores tourism development strategies relating to both the build (e.g. stadium) and natural (e.g. winter sports) environments.
- Teaching Arrangements
- Two 1-hour lectures and one fortnightly tutorial.
The following texts are recommended as they reflect the organisation of TOUR 216:
- Higham, J.E.S. & Hinch, T.D. (2018). Sport Tourism Development (Edition 3). Bristol: Channel View Publications
- Higham, J.E.S. & Hinch, T.D. (2009). Sport and tourism: Globalization, mobility and identity. Oxford: Elsevier
- Higham, J.E.S. (Ed) 2004. Sport Tourism Destinations: Issues, opportunities and analysis. Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann
- Course outline
The course outline will be available on Blackboard at the start of the paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication,
Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Objectives specific to this paper are to enable students to acquire knowledge, understanding
- To clearly articulate the links between sport and tourism (including sports events, travel to participate in or watch sports, tourism to venerate sports people and/or venues, sports as a secondary travel motivation, sports and tourism destination image/marketing)
- To provide an overview of tourism development issues that will be used to inform the discussion of themes in sport tourism development
- To identify the business and management implications of selected development concepts and theories associated with the manifestations of sport tourism in space and time