A review of tourism policy for the 2012 Olympics

Smith, A. and Stevenson, N. (2009) A review of tourism policy for the 2012 Olympics. Cultural Trends, 18 (1). pp. 97-102. ISSN 0954-8963

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09548960802651377

Abstract

This review considers the main tourism policy documents published by the UK Department for Culture, Media & Sport which are explicitly linked with the hosting of the Olympic Games in London in 2012. It reflects on the use of evidence gained from wider events hosting strategies utilized elsewhere, but notes concern about the lack of a coherent marketing theme and the potential to spread the tourism benefits beyond the main event venues. It concludes citing again the oft-noted problem about the links between tourism and wider cultural strategy development.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism policy review, 2012 Olympics;
Subjects: University of Westminster > Architecture and the Built Environment
SWORD Depositor: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Depositing User: repository@westminster.ac.uk
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2008 13:27
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2016 11:15
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/5579

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