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Sustainability in Sport Tourism Education—Theoretical Impact and the Tourism Sector Reality

Ourania Vrondou (), Panagiotis Dimitropoulos (), Yiannis Douvis () and Vasiliki Avgerinou ()
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Ourania Vrondou: University of Peloponnese
Panagiotis Dimitropoulos: University of Peloponnese
Yiannis Douvis: University of Peloponnese
Vasiliki Avgerinou: University of Peloponnese

A chapter in Innovative Approaches to Tourism and Leisure, 2018, pp 289-299 from Springer

Abstract: Abstract The rise of new tourism forms has dominated the last two decades matching a dramatically segmented market, thus answering to the minor of niches met in the new tourism era. Sport tourism has concentrated great theoretical attention since it manages to synthesise two major social leisure expressions that of sport and tourism. This tourism development suggested a vivid sustainable character emphasised in the vast majority of theoretical approaches. Still, sport tourism education failed to effectively incorporate sustainability as a core course module, focusing rather on traditional operational outlines, thus limiting the building of green conscious and applicable industry skills in the tourism management scene. The present analysis through a systematic review provides a range of approaches to assist in the difficult task of mapping a sustainable sports tourism outline, not only in terms of the course structure, but also in terms of the relationship between the course and its evolving tourism environment. The examination of existing theoretical paradigms aims to produce generalizable fields of academic education leading to well skilled sustainability-minded sport tourism professionals.

Keywords: Sport tourism; Tourism education; Sustainable tourism; Tourism curriculum (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67603-6_22

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