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Over the past decade there has been a growing awareness of the significant impact that hosting mega sport events can have on a nation's brand. This paper discusses the context of nation-branding as a tourism legacy and the role of mega sport events in generating a tourism and nation-branding legacy ...

Author(s)
Knott, B.; Allen, D.; Swart, K.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 2012, 18, Suppl. 1, pp 112-122
Abstract

In 2010, South Africa became the first country on the African continent to host the FIFA World Cup. Crucially the hosting of such a prestigious tournament was seen as a chance to prove that this developing nation could host an event of this magnitude as efficiently as the developed economies who...

Author(s)
Allen, D.; Knott, B.; Swart, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
International Journal of the History of Sport, 2013, 30, 16, pp 1994-2006
Abstract

There has been a growing awareness of the potentially significant impact that hosting sport mega-events, such as the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, can have on a nation's brand. Within the broader context of nation branding, this article explores the specific tourism legacy that may be...

Author(s)
Knott, B.; Fyall, A.; Jones, I.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Hospitality Marketing & Management, 2013, 22, 6, pp 569-595
Abstract

Over the past decade there has been a growing awareness of the significant impact that hosting sport mega-events can have on a nation's brand. This paper discusses the context of nation branding and the role of sport mega-events in generating a nation branding legacy. A nation brand is not owned or ...

Author(s)
Knott, B.; Fyall, A.; Jones, I.
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 2015, 4, 1, pp 46-56
Abstract

Sport is already acknowledged as having a significant impact for city brands, particularly through the hosting of sport events and most notably as a means of creating global awareness, improved image and differentiation from other tourism destinations. This is especially pertinent for emerging...

Author(s)
Knott, B.; Hemmonsbey, J. D.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 2015, 21, Suppl. 1, pp 191-204
Abstract

Purpose - This paper aims to indicate a shift in focus from legacy to the leveraging of event impacts, and previous papers have indicated a growing awareness of the brand-related legacies associated with sport mega-events for a host nation. However, none have explored this in relation to the...

Author(s)
Knott, B.; Fyall, A.; Jones, I.
Publisher
Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, Bradford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 2016, 10, 1, pp 105-118
Abstract

How has tourism evolved over the years in South Africa? What role does the government play in the tourism industry? How can you manage tourism responsibly to minimise its environmental and social impact? Managing Tourism in South Africa 2e equips students as well as practitioners with a combination ...

Author(s)
George, R.; Barben, T.; Chivaka, R.; Vuuren, M. J. van; Knott, B.; Lehmann, S.; Mulder, M.; Nel, J.; Nieuwenhuizen, C.; Saunders, C.; Swart, K.; Watt, H. van der; Zyl, C. van (et al)
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Managing tourism in South Africa, 2016, Ed. 2, pp 496 pp.
Abstract

Purpose: Sport mega-events have received much criticism of late. However, there has been increasing awareness of the brand-related benefits from hosting a sport mega-event, with their hosting being a deliberate policy for many nations, most notably among emerging nations. One such nation is South...

Author(s)
Knott, B.; Fyall, A.; Jones, I.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 2017, 29, 3, pp 900-923
Abstract

The destination branding discourse remains widely contested among academics and practitioners, as there is, as yet, no commonly accepted framework for the destination branding theory. Moreover, the theory underpinning sport event leveraging towards informed branding practices, especially in the...

Author(s)
Hemmonsbey, J.; Tichaawa, T. M.; Knott, B.
Publisher
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 2018, 40, 2, pp 81-98

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