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Mega-events and the "Showcase" Effect: Investigating the Moderating Influence of Exposure to the 2004 Olympic Games Telecast and Interest in the Olympic Movement - an Australian Perspective

Hede, Anne-Marie (2006) Mega-events and the "Showcase" Effect: Investigating the Moderating Influence of Exposure to the 2004 Olympic Games Telecast and Interest in the Olympic Movement - an Australian Perspective. Tourism Review International, 10 (4). pp. 241-255. ISSN 1544-2721

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Abstract

Survey-based research explored the moderating effects of "exposure" to the Australian free-to-air telecast of Athens 2004 and "interest" in Olympic Games in developing behavioral intentions to visit Greece in the future. Differences were found between groups with low and high levels of exposure to the telecast, and also between groups with high levels of interest in the Olympic Games, but these were only marginal. When the combinatorial influences of these two variables were considered simultaneously, their effects were generally synergistic. The article calls for further research on this area of mega-events, as the results, while of significance, provide food to continue the broader debate on the role of mega-events in developing tourism to their host destinations after their staging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID12104, mega-event, Olympic Games, telecast, tourism development, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 04:36
Last Modified: 02 May 2012 04:36
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2997
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