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Over the past decade, Uganda has hosted a number of sports events aimed at boosting sport tourism. In 2015, a football match between Barcelona and Uganda Cranes legends is a topnotch case. Whereas past studies have examined the development of tourism sector from other dimensions, this study...

Author(s)
Sebata, E.
Publisher
OMICS International, Los Angeles, USA
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, 2016, 5, 1, pp 200
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This article critically examines the effect and the dynamics of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in relation to major African regional economic players. It was conducted with an assumption that the branding of the 2010 FIFA World Cup as 'Africa's Time', 'Africa's moment', and 'Africa's turn' to the benefit...

Author(s)
Sifolo, P. P. S.
Publisher
University of Mauritius, Mauritius
Citation
4th Advances in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing & Management Conference, Mauritius, 25-27 June 2014, 2014, pp 273-306
Abstract

The 2010 Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World CupTM tournament provided an opportunity for South Africa to showcase its unique beauty and attractiveness as an international tourist destination. However, the trepidation over crime emerged as a key concern in relation to...

Author(s)
George, R.; Swart, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sport & Tourism, 2012, 17, 3, pp 201-223
Abstract

This is an empirical, descriptive study of tourists at sport mega-events. Its purpose is to describe tourists who attend sport mega-events. As an empirical study, it surveys tourists at two major sport mega-events in two different countries: the 2008 Olympic Games in China and the 2010 FIFA World...

Author(s)
O'Reilly, N.; Armenakyan, A.; Lu, I. R. R.; Nadeau, J.; Heslop, L. A.; Cakmak, E.
Publisher
Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, Geneva, Switzerland
Citation
International Journal of Sport Management and Marketing, 2016, 16, 3/4/5/6, pp 280-296
Abstract

There are several impacts of hosting events that relate to economic and social development aspects. South Africa has used sport tourism to promote the country as a major sports events destination. Research on mega-events tends to focus on economic impacts, including tourism effects. Very few,...

Author(s)
Bob, U.; Potgieter, C.
Publisher
Kamla-Raj Enterprises, New Dehli, India
Citation
Journal of Human Ecology, 2013, 43, 1, pp 71-82
Abstract

Several studies have profiled sport tourists at a range of events, from the Olympic Games to major automobile, yacht, and horse races. These events have tended to be held in developed countries. Few studies have examined sport tourists at mega events in developing countries for the simple reason...

Author(s)
Turco, G. M.; Tichaawa, T. M.; Moodley, V.; Munien, S.; Jaggernath, J.; Stofberg, Q. S.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 2012, 18, Suppl. 1, pp 73-80
Abstract

This paper seeks to highlight the local community of Soshanguve's perspective and understanding of the impacts of South Africa hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The study adopts the sustainable tourism imperative as the benchmark from which to assess the extent to which the organization of such mega ...

Author(s)
Nkemngu, A. A. P.
Publisher
OMICS Publishing Group, Los Angeles, USA
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Hospitality, 2012, 1, 6, pp 106
Abstract

This contribution examines the comparative value of sport mega-events such as the 2010 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup of soccer held in South Africa and recurring sporting events (SPEs) such as the Comrades Marathon held each year in KwaZulu-Natal Province in...

Author(s)
Giampiccoli, A.; Lee, S. W.; Nauright, J.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2015, 18, 3, pp 229-248
Abstract

Over recent years the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) nations have secured the right to host several major international sporting events. Growth in tourism from developed countries is crucial to turn these events into a successful strategy for economic development. In this...

Author(s)
Peeters, T.; Matheson, V.; Szymanski, S.
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of African Economies, 2014, 23, 2, pp 290-320
Abstract

Hosting a mega sport event has the potential to raise the profile of a destination. Being an experience good, the demand increases after the first consumption, if the destination delivers on the desired experience. In preparation for a mega-event it is thus necessary to ascertain the perception of...

Author(s)
Bresler, N. C.
Publisher
Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Citation
South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 2011, 33, 2, pp 17-34

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