Keyword: tourism

A vibrant cultural scene helps ensure a more efficient tourism sector

This research was conducted by Calogero Guccio, Domenico Lisi, Marco Martorana and Anna Mignos at the University of Catania, Italy

Summary

This paper looks at the relationship between levels of cultural engagement and the performance of tourist destinations in Italy. It found that the regions with higher levels of cultural activity …

Travel purpose and expenditure of tourists to Amsterdam

This research was conducted by Ruben van Loon and Jan Rouwendal at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Summary

This paper reports on the expenditure patterns of urban tourists by analysing Amsterdam visitor surveys between 2006 to 2011. The results show that most tourists who visit Amsterdam primarily visit for the city …

By | 5 March 2018 |

Urban culture strategies don’t work in rural areas

This study was conducted by Jørn Cruickshank at the University of Agder, Norway

Summary

This study examined two villages in the Sedestal region of Norway (Bykle and Valle) and describes the outcomes of the different cultural planning strategies used in both areas. Bykle has experienced remarkably stronger demographic and economic growth …

By | 27 February 2017 |

How tourism impacts on performing arts attendance

This research was conducted by Marta Zieba at the University of Limerick, Ireland.

Summary

This paper examines the effect of domestic and international tourism on theatre attendance in Austria. The paper takes data from 20 theatres over a 39 year period (from 1972 to 2011). The number of theatre attendees over …

By | 16 January 2017 |

How European Capitals of Culture attempt to stimulate growth

This research was conducted by Greg Richards at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Summary

Event-led regeneration policies – and in particular the European Capital of Culture programme – have become popular elements of urban and economic policy. The paper reviews the history and development of the European Cultural Capital event, and analyses the extent …

By | 11 December 2014 |

Four types of arts-based community development

This research was conducted by Rhonda Phillips at the University of Florida, USA [Now at Purdue University, USA]

Summary

This paper identifies four general types of arts-based community development programme: arts business incubators, arts cooperatives, tourist venues and comprehensive approaches. Each is illustrated with a shot vignette from a location in …

By | 16 April 2014 |

Capitalising on the public value of the arts in Denver, Colorado

This research was conducted by Elizabeth L. McClearn at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Summary

This paper tells the story of what happened in Denver, Colorado after the local population voted to approve a small local sales tax to directly fund the arts. This was a popular move that bolstered the ability …

By | 14 April 2014 |

The economic impact of music festivals is determined by size and location

This research was conducted by Melville Saayman and Andrea Saayman at North-West University, South Africa

Summary

This paper examined the economic impact of arts festivals in South Africa and found that the size of the economic impact was related to the size and location of the town hosting the event. This …

By | 10 April 2014 |

Salamanca, Capital of Culture 2002, generated an economic impact of €701.5m

This research was conducted by Luis César Herrero, José Ángel Sanz, María Devesa, Ana Bedate and María José del Barrio at the University of Valladolid, Spain

Summary

The paper analysed a range of data to calculate the economic impact of the European Capital of Culture coming to Salamanca in the Castilla …

By | 10 April 2014 |