Sports tourism Selling travel to match Essay

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Sports tourism: Selling travel to matches, races and tournaments 16 April 2009 at 01.00 GMT

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(http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ssd/surveys/international_passenger_survey.asp) shows that in 2007 – the most recent year for which statistics are available – UK residents made 1.5 million trips abroad to watch sport.
That’s 2.2% of all overseas travel and, comparing the average figures for 2006/07 to figures from
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(http://www.travelweekly.co.uk/Articles/2014/08/21/49084/disn paris-bonjour-remy.html) Add to that budget airlines opening up new cheap routes for weekend breaks and it is easy to see why the sector is, by all accounts, continuing to boom.

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Television exposure of sport is at an all-time high, and British successes – such as Team GB’s
Olympics, Andy Murray reaching the US Open final or Lewis Hamilton taking the Formula 1 championship in 2008 – reinforce the armchair enthusiast’s desire to say: ‘I was there’.

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