[Publication] Sustainable Sport Tourism in Japan
An article written by Prof. Tom Hinch (Distinguished University Professor, Wakayama University / Professor, University of Alberta) and Dr. Eiji Ito (Wakayama University), was published in a key tourism academic journal, the Tourism Planning & Development.
Sustainable Sport Tourism in Japan
Tom Hinch, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada; Center for Tourism Research, Wakayama University, Wakayama, Japan
Eiji Ito, Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University, Wakayama, Japan
Tourism Planning & Development
Japan is scheduled to host several major international sporting events in the next four years including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Its sport tourism sector is therefore well positioned for expansion but the issue of sustainability needs to be addressed. This research note sets out to clarify what is known about sustainable sport tourism in Japan as reflected in published research in Japanese and English. As such, it is an attempt to provide a foundation for future research. While several noteworthy publications about the nature of sport tourists and their impacts on destinations were found, continued effort is needed to build these studies into an integrated and coherent body of literature.
Japan, planning, sport events, sport tourism, sustainable development