publication . Article . 2015

The economic importance of meetings and conferences: A satellite account approach

Jones, C; Li, S;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015 Journal: Annals of Tourism Research, volume 52, pages 117-133 (issn: 0160-7383, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Meetings and conventions (MICE) visitation is often considered an important element of the travel economy, and destinations target such activities to encourage their growth. It has hitherto been difficult to measure the economic significance of such activity at any spatial scale. Latterly, the development and codification of tourism satellite account (TSA) approaches to the economic measurement of tourism offers an opportunity to develop a parallel approach to understanding the MICE economy. This paper presents an estimate of the direct economic impact of MICE activity in the UK in 2011, following TSA approaches. The potential to extend the core Meetings Satelli...
Subjects
free text keywords: Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Development, Destinations, Business tourism, Economics, Marketing, National accounts, Ecotourism, Economic evaluation, Tourism, Tourism geography, Economic impact analysis
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publication . Article . 2015

The economic importance of meetings and conferences: A satellite account approach

Jones, C; Li, S;