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Subject Area: Management Science/Management Studies
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|Title:||A model of sporting event tourism as economic development|
|Author(s):||Sarah Roche, (Department of Marketing, University of Texas – San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, USA), Deborah F. Spake, (Mitchell College of Business, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama, USA), Mathew Joseph, (Bill Greehey School of Business, St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, USA)|
|Citation:||Sarah Roche, Deborah F. Spake, Mathew Joseph, (2013) "A model of sporting event tourism as economic development", Sport, Business and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 3 Iss: 2, pp.147 - 157|
|Keywords:||Destination marketing, Economic development, Sport management, Sports, Tourism|
|Article type:||Research Paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20426781311325078 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a moderated model of sport tourism as an economic development generator from a destination marketing perspective. The model takes into account the differing roles of sport tourism segments on the relationship between motivators of sport tourism and destinations outcomes.
Design/methodology/approach – This conceptual paper presents a framework for explaining the differential impact of factors that influence sport tourism based on the tourist segment attracted to the destination.
Findings – The proposed model, supported by extant literature, presents sport tourist types as moderating a variety of influencing factors that determine sport tourists’ interest in visiting a destination and the resulting economic impact on a destination.
Practical implications – Practical implications are discussed for managing and marketing destination-specific factors to appeal to different segments of the sport tourism market in order to maximize the economic impact of sport tourism.
Originality/value – This conceptual model provides a contribution to tourism researchers by providing a comprehensive view of the complex nature of the factors that influence destination choice for different types of sports tourists and the possible economic outcomes that can result.
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