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Case Study: The Impact of Sports Infrastructure Investment on Visitor Numbers to Cardiff
by Gavin Brookman
New sports venues that can attract major sporting events or host entire tournaments attract both UK and international visitors in large numbers. This article explores the effects of sport infrastructure investment on visitor numbers through the example...
The Case for Public Funding of Tourism
by David Andrews
The case for public funding centres around what would happen without it - with no public funding, the whole infrastructure of tourism marketing would collapse, due to market failure. There would continue to be tourists, but their numbers would be significantly...
Comment: The Turning Point for UK Tourism?
by Ken Robinson
On 9 January 2009, Liverpool, at the end of its year as European Capital of Culture, hosted an unprecedented Tourism Summit bringing together the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sports and the Minister for Tourism as well...
Tourism Structures for the Future
by Roger Budden
A review of tourism at the national level has taken place as part of the British Tourism Framework Review. If the new national structure is to work it has to be underpinned by a strong, confident regional and sub-regional destination network that can...
Visitor Payback – Developing and Implementing Effective Schemes
By Claire Chapman
Visitor Payback is the process of asking visitors to a destination to voluntarily support management and conservation of the area, by donating a 'nominal' sum (historically £1 per person) towards its upkeep. Visitor Payback Schemes have both great potential...
Preparing EU Funding Proposals: Tales from the Rock Face
By Lindsay Wittenberg
Applying for EU funding is commonly perceived as a very difficult and lengthy process, the success of which depends on a variety of factors many of which are totally outside the applicant's control, hence EU funds are often dismissed as not worth the...
EU Funding and You: Myth, Reality and Strategy
By Lindsay Wittenberg and Dr Keith Johnson
Several EU funding programmes offer prospects for tourism or tourism-related projects. This report identifies several possibilities available through the European Commission, which supports a greater variety of funding programmes than any other EU...
Leaking Bucket Revisited: Domestic Tourism and the UK Balance of Payments
By Professor Victor T.C. Middleton FTS
"There are two ways to maintain and increase the level in a leaky bucket. One way is to increase the inflow. But is it the right way? Surely a more logical way is to mend the bucket and staunch some of the leaks. Staunching the leaks (in the UK tourism...
Winning Grants and Raising Funds - Off the Beaten Track
By Policy and Strategy Department, ETC
Increasingly, the chances of winning funds for tourism projects depends on creative thinking and the linking together of objectives to broaden the benefits of the development you are promoting. Finding public funds to support tourism development by...
Tourism and European Regional Funding
By Nick Markson, Head of EU Affairs, BTA
After long months of drafting, consultation and negotiation, the EU structural funding programmes for the 2000 to 2006 period are beginning to get fully underway in the UK. Each of these will be used to support tourism projects of varying kinds, regardless...
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