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Long term impacts of a mega event: case study Weymouth (London 2012)

Long term impacts of a mega event: case study Weymouth (London 2012)

Sadd, Debbie ORCID: 0000-0001-5071-8756 and Nguyen, Hai ORCID: 0000-0003-1826-4904 (2022) Long term impacts of a mega event: case study Weymouth (London 2012). International Journal of Tourism Research, 25 (2). pp. 221-225. ISSN 1099-2340 (Print), 1522-1970 (Online) (doi:

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This paper investigates the long-term impacts of a mega event, using the case of the London 2012 Olympics' impacts on Weymouth and Portland (as a joint destination in southern England). The study used the 2 sets of data, collected in 2003 and 2017, containing the residents' perceptions before and after the event. The findings revealed important changes in terms of residents' perceptions towards the impacts of the London 2012 Olympics over the 14 years, such as an improvement in perceived positive impacts, a higher level of tourism involvement, the better perception of destination attributes, the relationship between destination nature attributes and the perceived negative impacts, and the more significant role of the perceived negative impacts. Different implications for the UK tourism industry, in particular British seaside resorts, and a wider context are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: community perceived impacts; longitudinal studies; mega events; Olympics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Marketing, Events & Tourism
Faculty of Business > Marketing Research Group (MRG)
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 08:34

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