Characteristics of UK association conference delegates

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Mair, Judith and Thompson, Karen (2007) Characteristics of UK association conference delegates. In: Fourth International Event Research Conference : re-evaluating the city/town : events as a catalyst for change, 11th to 12th July, 2007, Melbourne Australia. O'Mahony, Barry G, Harris, Rob and Mair, Judith, eds. Victoria University, Melbourne, Vic..


This paper presents the results of research carried out into the characteristics of UK Association Conference Delegates. The characteristics examined include membership and attendance characteristics, socio-demographic characteristics and demand and trip profile characteristics. The research examined the percentage of delegates who were members of the association hosting the conference, the distance travelled by delegates and the length of time that delegates had been members of the association. Additionally, the research investigated the age, and gender of delegates as well as who was financing their attendance. Finally, the research examined whether delegates were travelling alone, whether they were adding on holidays to the conference and how they had heard about the conference in the first place. This information will be of use to both researchers in the field, and to practitioners in the business events industry.

Item type Book Section
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ISBN 097509579X
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Hospitality Tourism and Marketing
Historical > FOR Classification > 1599 Other Commerce Management, Tourism and Services
Keywords ResPubID13034, events, conferences, delegate profiles
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