Sport Tourism

Sport tourism

Major sport events were researched in the past including Two Oceans Marathon, Cape Town Cycle Tour, Dusi Canoe Marathon, Midmar Mile, Cape Epic, South Africa versus Australia five-day and Twenty20 international test & Global Sixes Cricket tournament, South Africa versus Brazil international soccer match and Ironman South Africa (Durban and Port Elizabeth).

The research significantly contributes towards the understanding of the needs of the endurance sport athlete and spectators in the country. The findings indicate how sport events can be managed sustainably, satisfy the needs of both participants and spectators, obtain more funding from sponsors, stimulate tourism and brand a destination as a sport events towns/city. Current projects include:

  • Trail runners in South Africa