Exploring the relationship between visitor attractions and events: definitions and management factors

Weidenfeld, Adi and Leask, Anna (2013) Exploring the relationship between visitor attractions and events: definitions and management factors. Current Issues in Tourism, 16 (6). pp. 552-569. ISSN 1368-3500

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Abstract

The growing definitional debate on the terms ‘visitor attractions’ and ‘events’ highlights the need to compare their key determinants and management factors. The article elaborates on this definitional debate, by exploring existing definitions and developing an illustration of a continuum between visitor attractions and events. This is followed by a comparison of the management factors and key criteria in the effective management of visitor attractions and events. The findings indicate that while there are many similarities between the sectors, aspects such as spatiotemporality and levels of integration with the visitor attraction nucleus are identified as factors that differentiate them. In conclusion, the article determines that events should be examined separately from the visitor attraction sector due to their differing perspectives, measures, and management needs.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Marketing, Branding and Tourism
Item ID: 10130
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Depositing User: Adi Weidenfeld
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2013 13:27
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2017 09:39
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10130

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