Sport related Tourism Definition

Estimates of the size of the sports tourism sector vary, mainly because there is no single, agreed

definition of what constitutes “sports tourism”. While definitions of tourism are well accepted

and fairly consistent throughout the world, definitions of sports tourism range from narrow ones

involving travel solely for participation in competitive sporting activity to broader definitions

where the “sporting” activity might be more leisure or adventure activity incidental to the main

purpose of travel.

For the purposes of developing a National Sports Tourism Strategy, a relatively narrow

definition has been adopted. It is:

- Domestic sports tourism: any sports-related trip of over 40 kms and involving a stay of at

least one night away from home; and

- International sports tourism: any trip to Australia a prime purpose of which is to participate

in a sporting activity, either as a spectator, participant or official.

The sport or sporting activity under this definition are organised activities – unstructured

activities undertaken by individuals have been excluded, as governments’ ability to influence

such activities is relatively limited.

Under such a definition, it appears that sports tourism in Australia might represent about 5% of

the overall tourism market, equating to tourism expenditure of about $3 billion per annum.

Tourism and Sport – The World and Australian Markets

Tourism and travel have grown to become not only one of Australia’s, but also one of the

world’s most significant industries. The World Tourism Organisation predicts that global

international tourism, which in 1999 generated, directly and indirectly, 11% of global GDP, will

expand by 4.1 per cent per year over the next two decades. Australian international visitor

arrivals are predicted to grow more quickly at around 7 per cent per year through to 2008. Based

on these predictions, tourism is destined to continue playing a vital role in Australia’s economic

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  • Avatar C Summer internships related to Recreation, Sport & Tourism and Communication?
    Feb 10, 2013 by C | Posted in Air Travel

    I am a senior double majoring in Communication and Recreation, Sport, and Tourism. I have had a summer internship with NBCUniversal, but want to focus more on the Recreation and Travelling aspect of my degree.

    I LOVE traveling and my dream job would be to get paid to travel or go …. I want to gain experience in the field. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions I would greatly appreciate them.

    Ideas: Wounded Warrior Project, Red Frog Events, Spartan Race,, buzzfeed, TOMS shoes, anything non-profit as well (anything similar/related would be awesome)

    • Okay, so, you want an "internship" that sends you to some exotic locale, covers your expenses, and pays you on top of that? Congratulations, so does everyone else :-)

      Seriously though, these type of things are few and far between. There's opportunities to volunteer, op …the local language, and you'll get paid to do so, but again, you have to get there yourself and take care of yourself once you're there. Try to check with your school, perhaps they have some resources that aren't commonly known and can point you in the right direction.

      Good luck.