Tourist Guidance in Sport Tourism

Orhan Icoz (Yasar University, Turkey) and Onur Icoz (Aydin Adnan Menderes University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 95
EISBN13: 9781799868378|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3725-1.ch005
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Abstract

Sport tourism can be viewed as the amalgam of specific sporting activities, being undertaken by people in various forms of competitive interplay or other interaction, that occur in the places where might be instrumental to the sport and/or tourist experience. It is one of the fastest growing market segments in tourism and travel industry and is receiving increased attention for its social, environmental, and economic effects on destinations. It is estimated that there will be a larger market potential than ever for sport-related tours and tourism. On the other hand, it is well known that tour guides are tourism professionals that lead their guests through the many parts of any destination and they are responsible for planning, organizing, and execution of the tours as a very critical component of the tourism value chain. In this chapter, the basic functions and services of tour guides for sport activities and sport tourism will be discussed and the basic objective is to provide detailed information about this enhancing field of tourism for young generation tour guides.
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