DOI: 10.1177/14673584231218106 ISSN: 1467-3584

Sports tourism research: A bibliometric analysis and agenda for further inquiry

Hasan Evrim Arici, Cagdas Aydin, Mehmet Ali Koseoglu, Alptekin Sökmen
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Geography, Planning and Development

This study examines the origins, significant subjects, scientific advances, and future advancements in sports tourism research. We run a bibliometric analysis in R with the visualization tool Biblioshiny. The findings revealed four main clusters that have recently been examined in the knowledge domain: (1) sport tourist behaviors, (2) sustainable and economic development, (3) sports events and destination image, and (4) active-sport-event travel career progression. This study gives insight into the role of mega and small sports events in sustainable development in a tourist destination and identifies opportunities and limitations.

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