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.
- economic benefits
- sport events
- sport tourism
- tourists' expenditure
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management