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French Golf Tourism and Sustainable Development

  • Sorina Cernaianu
  • Claude Sobry
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Part of the Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management book series (THEM)

Abstract

Over the last few years, golf has increasingly contributed to the development of tourism. In order to attract many golfers it is necessary to develop quality infrastructure, meaning not only golf courses, but also restaurants, hotels and leisure facilities. Based on data provided by diverse golf associations, federations and other organizations, we described the development of the golf tourism market in Europe, focusing more precisely on France, which has all the assets to make golf a first class sector of activity, both by developing domestic practice and attracting golf tourists. For golf tourism to become a tourism industry similar to what winter sport tourism, it is necessary for the actors to imagine a long-term strategy of coordinated investments and communication.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sorina Cernaianu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Claude Sobry
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of CraiovaCraiovaRomania
  2. 2.URePSSS (EA 7369), IRNISTLilleFrance
  3. 3.University of LilleLilleFrance

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