Sports tourism is identified as a type of tourism that is formed by those who travel with the intention of attending various sport activities. In the past when we heard the term “Sportive activities” only people travelling for active sport activities were considered. Today, sports tourism consists of 3 components, one being the performance of a particular sporting activity, the second would be to watch a particular sporting event and finally the third would be to travel to another country/city with the intention of attending or performing any kind of sporting activity.
From the information gathered from the definition of sports tourism, these 3 components must be considered as a whole. Sports tourism is growing every day, especially since we’ve begun adding these other components/factors into the picture. It is now considered as a significant part of the tourism world.
In the last decade, over 90 million have travelled in order to attend sports events like the Olympics and the world cup, etc. 13 million of these people have travelled internationally in order to attend these events. When we consider the number of people that watch and perform in these events we understand the significance of investing in sports tourism.