Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Relationship Between Tourism and Events. It needs to be at least 1750 words. Event tourism has, therefore, become a significant part of tourism with regions taking advantage of the events happening around them to boost their tourist ambitions (Quinn, 2009). Such events include the Olympics, the World Cup in various games such as soccer, volleyball, cricket, IAAF marathon, regional meetings, among others. Tourism is defined as traveling or visiting a place for a specific duration of time for recreational, religious, leisure, or business purposes. This essay will, therefore, explore and evaluate the relationship of events and tourism by looking at the advantages and the drawbacks posed by adopting events as a booster to tourism. This will be done by making reference to various events and the roles they played both as a tourist attraction and to the economic growth of the region. The stakeholders that are affected mainly includes the government. in a case where there is a major event such as the soccer world cup, the host nation invests heavily in anticipation of the visitors who will come.
The public also benefits, both positively and negatively. Private investors such as those who have hotels around gain positively. For instance, looking at the 20th FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014, around 3.7 million tourists were expected to brace the event (O’Neill, 2014). The twelve cities which were bound to host the event had planned adequately with the government investing around the US $11.7 billion in the preparation of stadia and the other infrastructure in the country. Despite the expected benefits due to the massive numbers of tourists expected, it was noted that one of the greatest losers was the general public. This is on the amount of money that is channeled into the event at the expense of other developmental goals such as health. This was the main reason why protests were witnessed before the event (O’Neill, 2014).
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