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The Impact of Hosting Sporting Events on Sport Tourism Development: A Case Study

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  • Mohammad Ehsani

    (Tarbait Modares University,)

  • Hossein Sadeqi Sogdel

    (Tarbait Modares University,)

  • Akbar Heidary

    (Sama Technical and Vocational Training School, Islamic Azad University)

  • Arefe Jamshidi

    (University of Tehran)

Abstract

Sport tourism is an ever increasing industry recognized as a factor influencing the economic and social restructuring of urban and rural areas in the developing countries .It is considered as a main component of sport –dependent tourism in many countries and recently has attracted much attention as a "domestic market. Hence, the purpose of the present research was to investigate and offer guidelines for sport tourism development in Zanjan from economic, social and cultural perspectives .This was an applied research carried out as field study. The statistical sample was divided into 2 groups: (i) experts including physical education teachers, cultural heritage and physical education department employees and (ii) Customers including different sportsmen and sportswomen travelling to Zanjan. The research tool was a 43 item researcher-made questionnaire in Likert scale whose reliability and validity were confirmed by a board of university professors. We applied descriptive to describe the demography and,T-test and Friedman to test our hypotheses

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  • Mohammad Ehsani & Hossein Sadeqi Sogdel & Akbar Heidary & Arefe Jamshidi, 2012. "The Impact of Hosting Sporting Events on Sport Tourism Development: A Case Study," International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science, Society for the Study of Business & Finance, vol. 1(1), pages 39-44, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:rbs:ijbrss:v:1:y:2012:i:1:p:39-44
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    Torusim; Market; Sports; Development;

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