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Emerging nations with transitioning or newly transformed brands are increasingly using sport as a branding platform to generate and communicate strong and coherent brands. This is done in acknowledgement of sport as a powerful agent for destination branding. While many studies on sport mega-events...

Author(s)
Hemmonsbey, J.; Tichaawa, T. M.
Publisher
Universitatea din Oradea Romania, Oradea, Romania
Citation
GeoJournal of Tourism and Geosites, 2018, 21, 1, pp 213-225
Abstract

Issues of environmental censorship and sustainability have in recent times gained prominence among global participants vying to deliver sustainable major sport events. Various studies have enunciated the ability of sport tourism events to impact either positively or negatively on the sustainability ...

Author(s)
Bama, H. K. N.; Tichaawa, T. M.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 2015, 21, Suppl. 1, pp 205-219
Abstract

Various studies have demonstrated that the interest, or enthusiasm to host sport tourism events has been due to the perceived potential of such events to promote development, especially in terms of economic growth and such profiled locations as tourist destinations. This article appraises the...

Author(s)
Tichaawa, T. M.; Moyo, S.; Swart, K.; Mhlanga, O.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 2015, 21, 4:1, pp 1217-1231
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
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

Tourism has been identified as a key source of economic growth and diversification for countries. In fact the rapid growth of the industry has, in part been fuelled by the rapid growth in sectors such as sport tourism, and linked specifically to major and mega-event hosting. Successfully hosting...

Author(s)
Nyikana, S.; Tichaawa, T. M.; Swart, K.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 2014, 20, 2 Part 1, pp 548-556
Abstract

Profiling attendees at sport related events is an established research theme both in the developed and developing contexts. While most of the scholarship has mainly focused on profiling major events, specifically in the developed context, a range of studies has increasingly emerged from the less...

Author(s)
Tichaawa, T. M.; Harilal, V.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 2016, 22, 3:1, pp 795-807
Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the profiles of the visitors who attended the 2013 CAF AFCON in Port Elizabeth. During the event, face-to-face interviews were conducted with visitors, using a systematic, spatially-based purposive sampling technique. The data were captured using the...

Author(s)
Achu, F. N.; Nyathi, L. S.; Bama, H. K. N.; Tichaawa, T. M.
Publisher
AFAHPER-SD, Thohoandou, South Africa
Citation
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 2015, 21, Suppl. 1, pp 220-232
Abstract

This article focuses on mega-event leveraging, specifically on experiences in the developing context. While most large-scale sporting events such as the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cups have been traditionally hosted in the more affluent, developed and industrialised nations; the hosting of...

Author(s)
Tichaawa, T. M.; Bob, U.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Leisure Studies, 2015, 34, 6, pp 742-757