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Contemporary factors influencing association conference attendance.

Cassar, J., Whitfield, J. and Chapman, A., 2020. Contemporary factors influencing association conference attendance. Journal of Convention and Event Tourism. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1080/15470148.2020.1719948

Abstract

Competition amongst conference tourism destinations has intensified. Understanding the factors influencing delegate attendance thus becomes increasingly important. This paper aims to extend the current body of academic knowledge by examining motivators and inhibitors deriving from not only previous academic research but also contemporary industry reports. Delegate expectations relating to new and established factors influencing conference attendance are explored, while motivating and inhibiting factors are ranked in order of importance. Proactive management and organization responses to these factors are proposed. The research findings are important to destination managers in prioritizing the investment of their limited resources aiming to address the higher-importance factors. This allows such destinations to improve in their competitiveness in attracting conference tourism and conference delegates.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1547-0148
Uncontrolled Keywords:conference attendance; conference delegates; destinations
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:33644
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:06 Mar 2020 15:43
Last Modified:06 Mar 2020 15:43

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