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An investigation of the factors influencing sport tourism development


Homafar, Fazele and Honari, Habib and Heidary, Akhbar and Godarzi, Mahmud and Heidari, Taghi (2010) An investigation of the factors influencing sport tourism development. In: The Third International Conference on International Studies (ICIS 2010), 1st-2nd December 2010, Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur. College of Law, Government and International Studies, Universiti Utara Malaysia. , Sintok, pp. 1-7. ISBN 9789832078456

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Abstract

Today,tourism and sport enjoy a complementary interrelationship directly affecting the nations` economy. Also, sport tourism is, nowadays, considered as the most profitable industry worldwide. In addition,it may affect the all social strata economically and politically.Thus needless to say that much more attention should be directed to the industry through clear-cut policies, visions and costructive plans in this regard. To this end,the present research tries to explore the ways as for sport tourism development in Iran based on the existing literatures. The data for the literature derived from certain sources like the related books,researches,articles and the figures released by world trade organization(WTO). According to the WTO,tourism industry will witness 4.1% rise by 2020 on the annual basis.Similarly,there will annually be 8.4% increase in the number of tourists travelling to Iran through 1995-2020.Currently,tourism is regarded as the main economic component worldwide involved in creating jobs and employment.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Jointly organised by Ministry of Higher Education, UUM College of Law, Government & International Studies (UUM COLGIS) and Association of International Studies Malaysia (AIS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: sport tourism,sport industry,tourism,sport economy
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: College of Law, Government and International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2011 07:10
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2011 07:10
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/2470

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