chapter  22
Elizabeth Fredline
ByHOST, GUEST RELATIONS, SPORT TOURISM
Pages 18

There are two reasons why it is imperative that governments manage the impacts of sport tourism on the host community. Firstly, there is a moral obligation for governments to attempt to ensure sustainability in any activity they promote and support, and that such activity does not have negative implications for the quality of life of local residents. Secondly, and more pragmatically, local residents often play an important part in sport tourism, and in many instances, the commercial success of the product is dependant on a supportive and involved local community. Such support will wane if residents perceive the negative impacts to outweigh the positives.