Sport Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Content submitted by UNWTO – Shuichi Kameyama
Submited Date : 04/03/2019

As a segment of tourism, sport tourism also helps achieve sustainable development in a distinct way stemming from its characteristics.

This paper illustrates how sport tourism can contribute to these goals and what needs to be considered when developing sport tourism to realize its contribution to sustainable development.

The comparative strength of sport tourism lies in (1) engagement in physical activities, (2) and opportunities for interactions, and (3) high development potential almost anywhere (small events or light activities like walking in particular).

Thanks to these characteristics, sport tourism can play an important role in achieving various SDGs if developed with consideration of SDGs.