Social Consequences of Rural Events: Developing Knowledge, Aiding Planning

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Title Social Consequences of Rural Events: Developing Knowledge, Aiding Planning
Author Reid, Sacha
Publication Title New Frontiers in Global Tourism - Trends and Competitive Challenges
Editor G. Jennings & S. Beeton
Year Published 2006
Place of publication Idaho
Publisher Travel and Tourism Research Association
Abstract Events have a range of consequences for host communities. While a number of researchers have focussed upon impact assessment there are some fundamental issues which require addressing. Firstly, most research investigating the social impacts of events use predefined quantitative assessment techniques or tools. These tools limit the ability of respondents to indicate the diversity of social consequences that they may experience. Secondly, the labelling of social consequences as positive or negative fails to acknowledge the 'shades of grey' which may exist. Thirdly, there is a lack of research specifically investigating the social consequences of events within rural communities. Therefore, there is a need to identify a range of social consequences that occur as a result of hosting events. This is best achievedfrom the perspective of those experiencing the phenomena, thus qualitatively. Thispaper aims to address these gaps by examining the social consequences of rural events from an event stakeholder perspective within three rural communities of southwest Queensland, Australia.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.ttra.com/
ISBN 0-9768068-1-9
Conference name New Frontiers in Global Tourism - Trends and Competitive Challenges
Location Dublin
Date From 2006-06-18
Date To 2006-06-20
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/36250
Date Accessioned 2009-06-24
Date Available 2011-02-15T12:55:53Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
WWW reference http://www.ttra.com/
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1x

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