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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(2); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.040213.

Research Progress on Sports Tourism Competitiveness: a Chinese Literature Review from 2000–2020


Haiwen Yin

Corresponding Author:
Haiwen Yin

Shenzhen Tourism College, Jinan University, Shenzhen, China


In recent years, the scale and development potential of China's sports tourism market have been widely concerned by the academic circle. However, compared with the development of China's sports tourism market, the domestic academic research on the competitiveness of sports tourism is obviously insufficient. Based on a systematic review of 122 papers on sports tourism competitiveness published in Chinese journals from 2000 to 2020, this paper finds that the academic circles in China have paid increasing attention to sports tourism, and the number of literatures is growing. The area of study is mainly in the eastern coastal areas of China and research topics represent a trend of diversification. The measurement of sports tourism competitiveness has been the most studied topics, including Diamond Model, New Diamond Model and Evaluation Index System of China's Sports Tourism Industry Competitiveness. Finally, combined with the current situation of China's sports tourism development, this paper puts forward some suggestions to improve the competitiveness of China's sports tourism from the perspectives of government, enterprises, market, related industries and production elements.


Sports tourism, Competitiveness, Literature review

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Haiwen Yin. Research Progress on Sports Tourism Competitiveness: a Chinese Literature Review from 2000–2020. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 2: 61-67. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.040213.


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