Sport and tourism regions

  • Sports tourism
  • Tourism regions
  • Sports facilities
  • Sports events
  • Territorial marketing

This theme examines the role of sport in the growth and development of tourism regions, using a variety of approaches to investigate the respective roles of sports facilities, major sports events (so-called “heritage events”), leisure and tourist activities, and territorial marketing. Although much of the work carried out within this theme focuses on the mountain areas of Switzerland, the group’s research also covers Switzerland’s urban areas and other mountainous and non-mountainous regions of Europe. In addition to examining fundamental issues underlying the links between sport and tourism development, the theme includes research to answer the needs of local development stakeholders (politicians, tourism and sport development bodies, etc.).

 

Researchers working on this theme:

Institute of Sports Sciences

  • Olivier Aubel – Assistant professor
  • Emmanuel Bayle – Associate professor
  • Emilie Jaccard – Doctoral student
  • Marc Langenbach – First assistant

Institute of Geography and Sustainable Development

  • Christophe Clivaz – Associate professor
  • Valérian Geffroy – Doctoral student

Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration

  • Jean-Loup Chappelet – Full professor
  • Olivier Mutter – Doctoral student, teaching assistant
  • Joël Pinson – Doctoral student

 
Major publications on this research theme:

  • Chappelet J.-L. & Kwang H. L. (2016). « The emerging concept of sport-event hosting strategy : definition and comparison ». Journal of Global Sport Management. Vol 1, 1-2
  • Chappelet J.-L. & Pinson J. (2015). "Evolutions des politiques publiques d’accueil d’événements sportifs". Revue Européenne de Management du Sport, May, No 45, p. 8-16.
  • Chappelet J.-L. (2016-17 à paraitre). «Patrimoine olympique territorial» in Management, évènements et territoires (Pasquier, M. & Vuignier, R., dir.).
  • Chappelet J.-L. (2015). “Heritage sporting events and place marketing” in Sustainable Development of Sports Tourism, (Matej Plevnik et al, Eds.), p.  57-72, www.sportstourism.si/index.php/en/2014-11-25-13-46-54/scientific-monograph
  • Clivaz Christophe, à paraître fin 2016, "Influence de l’organisation de grands événements sportifs sur la gouvernance des destinations. Enseignements à partir du cas suisse", in Piriou J. et al. (ed.) Tourisme et évènementiel : enjeux territoriaux et stratégies d’acteurs, Presses de l’Université du Québec.
  • Clivaz Christophe, Marcelpoil Emmanuelle, 2009, "Big Sport Events and Governance. The Case of Alpine World Ski Championships in three Destinations", in Castellani Valentina & Sala Serenella (Eds), Sustainable tourism as a factor of local development, Trento: Tangram Edizioni Scientifiche, pp. 224-231.
  • Langenbach, M., (2016) Le développement des économies locales des sports de nature dans les territoires touristiques et ruraux : diagnostic comparé des ressources territoriales en Ardèche, Mondes du Tourisme
  • Pinson, J. (2015). From the Olympic dream to a down to earth approach: Lausanne’s sports events hosting strategy. Sport in Society, pp. 1-12.
  • Pinson, J. (2016). Heritage Sporting Events in the Territorial Development. In Alvarez, M. D., Yüksel, A. & Go, F. M. (eds.). Heritage Tourism Destinations: Preservation, Communication and Development. CABI Publishing.

 

Consultancies:

  • Bayle E., Jaccard E., “Sport policy in the resort of Villars-sur-Ollon – analysis and future perspectives, June 2014, study requested by Villars-sur-Ollon Sports Center
  • Langenbach M., Jaccard E., (2016), “Territorial analysis prior to the creation of a trail-running network for tourists to the Swiss Pre-Alps” – study requested by the “Pre-Alps Trail-running Network”, presided by the director of Charmey tourist office and covering the period from March to October 2016.
  • Mutter O., Bayle E., “Sport, a development tool for the Chablais Region, August 2015, study requested by Chablais Regional Council.

 

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