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Estimating the Impacts of Tourism and Events

A research symposium in Gothenburg, Sweden in March 20-21, 2014

The scope of impact analysis has been expanded to include more than descriptions of direct expenditure. Indirect economic impacts and multiplier effects were introduced early and has since been refined and developed along various paths such as computed general equilibrium, cost–benefit analysis and ex post econometric analysis. Social and environmental impacts are also important aspects for an assessment of the impacts of tourism and events.

The aim of the symposium is to embrace the frontier within the area of tourism and event impact assessments. Both conceptual and empirical contributions are of interest.


Keynotes:
Professor Larry Dwyer: Dr. Dwyer publishes widely in the areas of tourism economics, management and policy, with 200 publications in international journals, government reports, books, book chapters, and monographs. He receives many invitations to give keynote addresses at international tourism conferences and workshops worldwide. He has been awarded numerous research grants to contribute to tourism knowledge. Larry maintains strong links with the tourism industry at international, national, state and local levels and is President of the International Association for Tourism Economics and President of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism. Larry has undertaken an extensive number of consultancies for public and private sector tourism organisations within Australia including Tourism Research Australia, and for international agencies, including the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.


Professor Donald Getz: Dr. Getz retired in 2009 from his full-time academic position at the University of Calgary, Canada, where he remains Professor Emeritus. Donald received a BES from the University of Waterloo, an MA from Carlton University, and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. Professor Getz is a leading international proponent of event studies, drawing from his extensive research, volunteer, teaching and consulting experience in many countries. His books, Event Studies and Event Tourism define these fields of study, establish the theoretical and policy frameworks, and provide detailed reference works on related research and professional practice. He is also active in researching a variety of special-interest market segments, including food and wine tourism, yoga, and various sports.

The conference is organised by Centre for Tourism at the University of Gothenburg. It will be held over two days at the university during the yearly Tourism Fair. After the opening session on the morning of Thursday, 20 March 2014, a set of parallel sessions will follow with paper presentations after lunch and on Friday. All sessions will be held in English.

Organising Committee – Contact information

Tommy D. Andersson, prof., Centre for Tourism (tommy.andersson@handels.gu.se)
John Armbrecht, PhD, Director of the Centre for Tourism (john.armbrecht@handels.gu.se)
Lena Mossberg, prof., Centre for Tourism (lena.mossberg@handels.gu.se)
Emma Fröjd, administrator, Centre for Tourism (emma.frojd@handels.gu.se)

 

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