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Small-scale event sports tourism as visitors attractions: the case of northern states in Malaysia

Abdul Wafi, Anisah and Lim, Khong Chiu and Ibrahim, Johan Afendi (2018) Small-scale event sports tourism as visitors attractions: the case of northern states in Malaysia. Ottoman Journal of Tourism and Management Research, 3 (2). pp. 261-273. ISSN 2149-6528

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Nowadays, many event organizers try to market their products based on small-scale sports events which are usually organized and held in rural areas. This is due to the type of visitors who participate in such events because of several reasons. This study aims to examine the factors that influence visitors to visit these small-scale sports tourism events and whether such events can become a potential tourism product to attract visitors. A survey was undertaken in the Northern States of Malaysia. A set of questionnaires were distributed to the visitors of this small-scale sports tourism event. Data was collected among 468 visitors during the event in two northern states of Malaysia. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) used to analyse the data. Finding from this study has confirmed that small-scale event sports tourism can become one of the potential products for sports tourism besides mega sporting events. As many event organizers tend to focus on mega sporting events, organizing these small-scale sports tourism events can also generate positive economic benefits towards the community and indirectly to the state government.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sports tourism, Small-scale events, Event image, Event value, Intention to revisit
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: School of Tourism, Hospitality & Environmental Management
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2019 06:50
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 06:50

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