Peculiarities of regional development of sport tourism

Peculiarities of regional development of sport tourism


J.A. Karvunis1
E.V. Negodenko1
Dr.Med., Professor L.V. Kapilevich1
1National Research Tomsk State University, Tomsk

Sport tourism has lately been increasingly popular in the RF to evolve into a new national sport discipline catering for the present communal and individual values, priorities and demands. Sport tourism requires a harmonized knowledgebase, skills and experience for success in the trekking events in rough terrains; high physical fitness to cope with the natural obstacles and demonstrate high performance in extreme environmental conditions. We analyze the regional developmental specifics for each sport tourism event and local attraction for the sport tourists in the Siberian Federal Region.
The first stage of the study was designed to interview members of 10 sport tourist clubs across the Siberian Federal Region to produce a sport-specific questionnaire survey form. The second stage of the study included an online questionnaire survey of a broad sample in the local sport tourism sector. Sampled for the survey were amateur sport tourists (n=180, including 126 workers, 41 student, 7 unemployed and 6 retired individuals) provisionally split up into three groups by the actual experiences/ sport records.
The survey data were analyzed to find the regional progress specifics for each of the types of sport tourism and identify the top sport tourist attractions in the Siberian Federal Region. It was found that hiking, mountain and caving sport tourism are the most well developed and promising type of sport tourism in the region, with the Republic of Altai, the Republic of Khakassia and Krasnoyarsk Territory offering the best sport tourism attractions for further progress of the sport discipline.

Keywords: sport tourism, Siberia, regional specifics.


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