An Exploratory Study Of How Destination Marketing Organizations Pursue The Sports Tourism Market

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Richard W. Pouder PhD, Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: In recent years, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) have taken advantage of the opportunities that sports tourism offers their communities. Although researchers acknowledge the important role played by DMOs in pursuing the sports tourism market, little is known about how they actually do so. This study is an exploratory attempt to identify specifically what actions DMOs have taken to seize these emerging opportunities. Using a five-step analytic approach in interviews with DMO officials, four groups of dominant themes that DMOs considered in their pursuit of the sports market were identified. Each of these themes is discussed and their implications for practice and future research are considered.

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Pouder, R. W., et al. (2018). "An exploratory study of how destination marketing organizations pursue the sports tourism market." Journal of Destination Marketing & Management 9: 184-193. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2018
Destination Marketing Organization (DMO), Sport tourism, Strategy, Interviews, Markets

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