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segunda-feira, outubro 25, 2010

“The impact of mega-sport events on tourist arrivals”

“While a mega-sport event is scheduled at least once every year somewhere in the world, these events are rare occurrences for the host cities and countries. The benefits of such events seem lucrative; the very fact that many countries bid to host these events suggests that the benefits – be they tangible or intangible – more often than not outweigh the costs. Using a standard gravity model of bilateral tourism flows between 200 countries from 1995 to 2006, this paper measures a very direct benefit of such mega-events: the increase in tourist arrivals to the host country. In general, results suggest that mega-events promote tourism but the gain varies depending on the type of mega-event, the participating countries, the host country’s level of development, and whether the event is held during the peak season or off season.”

Johan Fourie (Department of Economics, University of Stellenbosch)
María Santana-Gallego (Department of Economics, La Laguna University, Spain)

Date: 2010
Keywords: Sport mega-events, tourism, World Cup, Olympic Games, trade.

(resumo de “paper”, disponível no sítio referenciado)

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