Tourism and Cricket : Travels to the Boundary

; Baum, Tom and Butler, Richard, eds. (2014) Tourism and Cricket : Travels to the Boundary. Channel View, Bristol. ISBN 9781845414528

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Abstract

This book is the first to focus on the relationship between tourism and cricket. The pattern of cricket as a sport and as a tourist attraction is highly dynamic. This volume examines how cricket as a participant and spectator sport generates diverse tourism to both major and peripheral locations. It looks at the ways in which cricket's extended duration (compared to other sports) creates a different dynamic in terms of visitor-host interaction. It also considers how following cricket as a tourist and a participant causes exposure to unique pressures and results in unique behaviour. The book will appeal to researchers, students and teachers in tourism, sport and leisure.