Closely related professional fields
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There is a number of closely related professional fields that involve events, contribute to and can benefit from event studies. Although professionals in these fields might not call themselves ‘event managers’, the coordination, production or marketing of events is sometimes an important part of their work. Leisure studies is the most advanced in terms of developing its own interdisciplinary theory, and possibly has the most to contribute to event studies, so we will start there. Tourism and hospitality are also very closely related, especially because of the importance of planned events as ‘products’ or ‘attractions’. Ending the chapter are some new and emerging fields of relevance, including visitor studies, in which events are one part of their scope.