The Metalanguages between Sport and Tourism


  • Roberto Ciampicacigli
  • Simona Maresca



Sport Management, Sport Tourism, Leisure Sport Tourism, Events Sport Tourism, Business Sport Tourism, Metalanguages


Sport tourism extends sport to leisure-holiday activities and reflects the need felt in tourist markets to develop complementary services and products. It offers a valid
alternative to the traditional ‘sea, sun and beach’ holiday.
Sport tourism links the experience of sport travel with associated cultural aspects by combining them, in a novel way, to the travel and stay concept. The growing interest in this new way of considering the sport-tourism link is manifested by sector specialists (tour operators, hoteliers, promotion authorities,
sport clubs and associations, etc.) continually on the lookout for new products to satisfy the changing needs of ‘holiday sport people’.

Author Biographies

Roberto Ciampicacigli

General Manager CENSIS Servizi S.p.A.

Simona Maresca

Researcher CENSIS Servizi S.p.A.




How to Cite

Ciampicacigli, R., & Maresca, S. (2004). The Metalanguages between Sport and Tourism. Symphonya. Emerging Issues in Management, (2), 73–80.