Determinants of tourists’ expenditure at mass participant sport events: a five-year analysis

Mikihiro Sato, Jeremy S. Jordan, Kyriaki Kaplanidou, Daniel C. Funk

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Abstract

Using the five-year data of a US running event (N = 9380), this study examined key determinants of tourists' expenditure in a mass participant sport event. Economic constraint, travel-related, socio-demographic, and sport-related facets were integrated into the expenditure model while considering changes in tourism prices. The proposed four-facet model provides a broader framework for event organisers and destination marketers in evaluating what factors determine participants' spending behaviours while at the destination, thereby maximising the potential economic benefits of hosting a participant sport event.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)763-771
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent Issues in Tourism
Volume17
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • economic benefits
  • involvement
  • running
  • sport events
  • sport tourism
  • tourists' expenditure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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