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

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Show simple item record Taylor, Tracy en_US Toohey, Kristine en_US 2010-05-14T07:47:00Z 2010-05-14T07:47:00Z 2010-05-14T07:47:00Z en_US 2006 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2006005731 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Taylor Tracy and Toohey Kristine 2006, 'Security, perceived safety, and event attendee enjoyment at the 2003 Rugby World Cup', Cognizant Communication Corp., vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 257-267. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1544-2721 en_US
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. en_US
dc.publisher Cognizant Communication Corp. en_US
dc.title Security, perceived safety, and event attendee enjoyment at the 2003 Rugby World Cup en_US
dc.parent Tourism Review International: an international journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 10 en_US
dc.journal.number 4 en_US
dc.publocation Elmsford, USA en_US
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.for 150600 en_US
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
dc.description.keywords mega-event; Olympic Games; telecast; tourism development; Australia en_US
dc.staffid 910045 en_US

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