Security, perceived safety, and event attendee enjoyment at the 2003 Rugby World Cup

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Show simple item record Taylor, TL Toohey, KM 2010-05-14T07:47:00Z 2010-05-14T07:47:00Z en_US 2006-01
dc.identifier.citation Tourism Review International: an international journal, 2006, 10 (4), pp. 257 - 267
dc.identifier.issn 1544-2721
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract International sport event organizers around the world have placed considerations of terrorism high on their planning and risk management agendas since September 11, 2001. Increased public awareness about the threat of terrorism and associated safety concerns have led to increased security, especially for large multicountry international events. To date there has been limited empirical research on the relationship between sport event attendance and the impact of terrorism, with the exception of the body of work on the 1972 Olympic Games. In this article the authors outline the extensive antiterrorism security measures taken at the 2003 Rugby World Cup held in Australia. To determine the impact of these measures, event attendees were surveyed to determine the extent to which terrorism influenced event attendees' motivations, perceptions of safety, and level of enjoyment. The results indicate that security measures were perceived as sufficient and attendees were generally not deterred by the threat of terrorism. The heightened security enhanced the event experience for some attendees, with only a small minority reporting a negative impact on satisfaction. Suggestions for further research and practice are discussed.
dc.publisher Cognizant Communication Corp.
dc.subject mega-event, Olympic Games, telecast, tourism development, Australia
dc.subject mega-event; Olympic Games; telecast; tourism development; Australia
dc.title Security, perceived safety, and event attendee enjoyment at the 2003 Rugby World Cup
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Tourism Review International: an international journal
dc.journal.volume 4
dc.journal.volume 10
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Elmsford, USA en_US
dc.publocation Plzen, Czech Republic
dc.identifier.startpage 257 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 267 en_US BUS.School of Leisure, Sport and Tourism en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference International Conferences in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision
dc.for 1506 Tourism
dc.personcode 849054 en_US
dc.personcode 910045 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Tourism en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US 2005-01-31
dc.location.activity Plzen, Czech Republic
dc.description.keywords mega-event; Olympic Games; telecast; tourism development; Australia en_US
dc.description.keywords Pattern recognition, feature extraction, feature selection, mapping, kernels, support vector machines
dc.description.keywords mega-event
dc.description.keywords Olympic Games
dc.description.keywords telecast
dc.description.keywords tourism development
dc.description.keywords Australia
dc.staffid 910045 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies

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