Contemporary factors influencing association conference attendance

Authors: Whitfield, J., Cassar, J. and Chapman, A.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33644/

Journal: Journal of Convention and Event Tourism

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISSN: 1094-608X

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 organisation responses to these factors are proposed. The research findings are important to destination managers in prioritising 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.

Authors: Cassar, J., Whitfield, J. and Chapman, A.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33644/

Journal: Journal of Convention and Event Tourism

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISSN: 1094-608X

DOI: 10.1080/15470148.2020.1719948

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.

This data was imported from Scopus:

Authors: Cassar, J., Whitfield, J. and Chapman, A.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33644/

Journal: Journal of Convention and Event Tourism

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

Pages: 57-90

eISSN: 1547-0156

ISSN: 1547-0148

DOI: 10.1080/15470148.2020.1719948

© 2020, © 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. 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.

This data was imported from Web of Science (Lite):

Authors: Cassar, J., Whitfield, J. and Chapman, A.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/33644/

Journal: JOURNAL OF CONVENTION & EVENT TOURISM

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

Pages: 57-90

eISSN: 1547-0156

ISSN: 1547-0148

DOI: 10.1080/15470148.2020.1719948

The data on this page was last updated at 05:19 on October 21, 2020.