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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Sport heritage is increasingly being recognised as a potent instigator of
tourism; be it touring a historic stadium, visiting a sports hall of fame, or
participating in a sport fantasy camp, tourists now have a vast array of
locations and options to experience the sporting past. This book provides the
first comprehensive resource on sport heritage as a tourist attraction. Using
theoretical and applied studies from researchers in the United Kingdom, Canada,
the United States, Australia, and New Zealand, this book finds that the
sporting past is a key component in tourism’s future.
The convergence of heritage, sport and tourism involves many different and
diverse fields, including sport tourism, heritage tourism, sport management,
and sports geography. This book will serve the needs of students, researchers,
industry practitioners in these fields, as well as those interested in sport
heritage as a tourist attraction.
This book was first published, in part, as a special issue of the Journal of