Events and sport tourism

John Nauright, Andrea Giampiccoli, S.W. Lee

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This chapter discusses recurring sports events (RSEs) and their impact on policy decisions for governments and the tourism of an area. The ongoing, year-on-year benefits of RSEs are highlighted. It is argued that a strategy based around recurring sporting and touristic interest is more likely to bring success in terms of visitor numbers and brand identity than one-off events that only briefly leave their mark. A case study compares the impact of the 2010 World Cup and RSEs on tourism in Durban, South Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch themes for events
EditorsR. Finkel, D. McGillivray, G. McPherson, P. Robinson
Place of PublicationWallingford, UK
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781780642529
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013


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