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In recent decades, cities around the world have created light events in order to improve their competitive position and make themselves more attractive to tourists. The relative novelty of these events means that the academic literature has not yet developed a corpus of knowledge outlining the...

Author(s)
Camprubí, R.; Coromina, L.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 2019, 11, 3, pp 455-468
Abstract

The article presents a study on the profile of the visiting public to the 23a Firatast Una fira boníssima and perceptions regarding its organization, and the gastronomic and cultural elements presented during the event. The methodology employed is both qualitative and quantitative, using direct...

Author(s)
Meneguel, C. R. de A.; Mundet i Cerdan, L.; Casellas, M. D. V.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Convention & Event Tourism, 2019, 20, 2, pp 108-128
Abstract

This exploratory study investigated the relationship between visitors' behavioural intentions (ex-post) and their motives (ex-ante) for attending a jazz festival. The aim was to discover whether a music festival brings additional intangible benefits. The research followed a quantitative approach by ...

Author(s)
Kruger, M.; Saayman, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2019, 22, 19, pp 2399-2414
Abstract

The Wacky Wine Festival is the largest wine festival in South Africa with more than 15,000 visitors. An expenditure-based segmentation was completed in order to compile a profile of the low- and high-spenders who visit the Festival with the purpose of identifying the attributes of high-spenders. In ...

Author(s)
Saayman, M.; Saayman, A.; Joubert, E. M.
Publisher
Centre for Tourism Research & Development, Lucknow, India
Citation
Tourism Recreation Research, 2012, 37, 3, pp 215-225
Abstract

This study assessed the motives, travel behaviour and demographic variables of visitors (n=287) to the 8th Golghaltan Festival in 2015. More than 60% of the respondents are young (18-34 years age group), about 64% have an academic degree, and above two-thirds are married with different annual...

Author(s)
Mirzaei, R.; Rezaee, N.
Publisher
University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Citation
Rural Research, 2016, 7, 1, pp Pe139-Pe166
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine a US festival widely known for attracting television fan tourists, build a traveler profile or typology of festival goers, and reflect on how the behavioral segmentation of these tourists may affect the longevity of the film tourism event and the broader...

Author(s)
Benjamin, S.; Schneider, P. P.; Alderman, D. H.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2012, 16, 2, pp 139-150
Abstract

Festival tourism, which combines the theme of a festival with the local characteristics of an area, has become an extremely attractive marketing method in recent years. In addition, local food and beverages are items that many visitors enjoy consuming and that can become attractions in their own...

Author(s)
Liang RongDa [Liang, R. D. A. ]; Chen SuChang; Tung Wei; Hu ChunChieh
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, 2013, 14, 4, pp 377-397
Abstract

There has been an increase in the number of arts and music festivals held annually in South Africa. These festivals range from wide all-encompassing arts festivals, such as the National Arts Festival, to specific festivals that cater for very specific audiences, such as the Jazz Festival and the...

Author(s)
Saayman, M.; Saayman, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2016, 35, 3, pp 314-331
Abstract

Food festivals can offer a whole host of sensory experiences for visitors while engaging with a destination and its people. Understanding visitors' motivations to attend a specific food festival is beneficial for both community developers and festival professionals when implementing an effective...

Author(s)
Chang, W. C.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2011, 15, 2, pp 151-161
Abstract

The purpose of this study is to compare differences on information search patterns, spending behaviors, and satisfaction levels among visitors attending three event types. The existing literature has by and large addressed visitor behaviors based on visitor characteristics. This study, however,...

Author(s)
Wang Wei; Cole, S. T.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Event Management, 2016, 20, 1, pp 3-10

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