The potential impact of mega sport media on the travel decision-making process and destination choice - the case of Portugal and Euro 2004

Sealy, Wendy and Wickens, Eugenia (2008) The potential impact of mega sport media on the travel decision-making process and destination choice - the case of Portugal and Euro 2004. Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing, 24 (2/3). pp. 127-137. ISSN 1054-8408

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Abstract

The paper is concerned with exploring how the media coverage of mega sport events influences the travel decision‐making process and destination choice of potential travellers. The decision was made to use Euro 2004 and Portugal as a case study in order to discover the conceptual factors relevant to this phenomenon. The methodology consisted of a comprehensive literature review and in‐depth interviews with potential travellers. The data suggest that Euro 2004 did not do much to induce travel to Portugal among the informants, and this raised questions regarding the effectiveness of this type of promotion for destination marketing. It suggests that most destinations using this technique may have to employ strategic leveraging techniques if any tourism benefits are to be derived. If this is not done, the tourism marketing potential may fail miserably and result in a loss of the investment made by the government and public bodies that invest in these events for tourism purposes.

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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2012 08:20
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2017 19:20
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/9896

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