Book Announcement: Sport Tourism: New Challenges in a Globalised World

Sport Tourism: New Challenges in a Globalised World now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp330, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Sport Tourism: New Challenges in a Globalised World, edited by Ricardo Melo and Claude Sobry.

This volume provides important theoretical and applied insights into sport tourism. A collective work written by specialists in the field of sport tourism, it provides new insights into this rapidly expanding field, which is in constant change and challenged by globalization. The book is composed of four parts, each enclosing three chapters, including an initial introductory chapter. The first part of the book (re)thinks sport tourism in the globalized world; the second explores new challenges for global and local event sport tourism; the third section addresses issues related to sport tourism development in a globalized world; and the fourth part is dedicated to understanding participation in sport tourism activities. Altogether these chapters investigate some of the most important current research interests about sport tourism, and some of the challenges faced in a globalized world.

As such, it represents a valuable reference for researchers, professors and professionals and an instructive text for students, providing an important understanding into this dynamic field. This book will interest academics dedicated to the study of sport tourism, events, management, and development, and will also be useful for professionals of public and private sector organizations operating within the field of sport tourism.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

Sport Tourism: New Challenges in a Globalised World can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

For further information on placing an order for this title, please contact

About the Editors

Ricardo Melo is an Assistant Professor at the Coimbra Education School, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal. His current academic interests are nature sports, sustainable local development, and the impacts of sport tourism events. He is currently the Secretary of the International Research Network In Sport Tourism (IRNIST).

Claude Sobry is a Professor at the University of Lille 2, France. He has published widely in the areas of macroeconomics, sport economics, sport governance and sport tourism. He is the founder and President of the International Research Network In Sport Tourism (IRNIST).

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