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Chapter 1 Winter Sport Tourism An Overview

DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-39-5-2756

ISBN: 978-1-910158-39-5

Published: September 2015

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Published in: Winter Sport Tourism

Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-39-5-2687



Winter sport tourism falls under the umbrella of sport tourism, one of the fastest growth sectors of the tourism industry. Although sport tourism is a relatively new concept in contemporary vernacular, its scope of activity is far from a recent phenomenon. The notion of people traveling to participate in and watch sport dates back to the ancient Olympic Games, and the practice of stimulating tour- ism through sport has existed for over a century. Within the last few decades however, destinations have begun to recognize the significant potential of sport tourism, and they are now aggressively pursuing this attractive market niche.

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  • Dr. Simon Hudson, University of South Carolina (Author)
  • Louise Hudson, Freelance researcher, and writer (Author)

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Hudson, D.S. & Hudson, L. (2015) "Chapter 1 Winter Sport Tourism An Overview" In: Hudson, D.S. & Hudson, L. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-39-5-2756


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