01.06.2020 - 17.06.2020
Case study (20%), assignment (20%), online participation in discussion groups (20%), online presentation/video (40%).
Higham, J. & Hinch, T. (2018). Sport tourism development. (3rd ed.). Briston: Channel View.
Knott, B. & Swart, K. (2018). Global tourism and the lure of mega-events. In: Dodds, M., Heisey, K. & Ahonen, A. (eds.). Routledge Handbook of International Sport Business. New York, N.Y.: Routledge: 293-303.
Recommended reading material:
Knott, B., Fyall, A. & Jones, I. (2015). The nation branding opportunities provided by a sport mega-event: South Africa and the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Journal of Destination Marketing and Management, 4: 46-56.
Weed, M.E. & Bull, C.J. (2009). Sports Tourism: Participants, policy, and providers. (2nd ed.). Oxford: Elsevier.
Agreed by the instructor
Partner universities across the world
81 hours (online lessons & videos 12 hours; assignments 51 hours, independent reading & research 18 hours)
Teacher Associate Professor Dr Brendon Knott, Ph.D., from the Sport Management Department, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South-Africa
Sports tourism is a multi-billion-dollar global business and the fastest-growing sector of the global travel and tourism industry. This course aims to extend the student's understanding of this academic niche discipline in both theoretical and applied relevance, with topics as specified above.
Students should demonstrate and coherently communicate an understanding of the foundational knowledge covered in the course by assessing and applying global sport tourism principles and practices in real-world contexts (both familiar and unfamiliar).