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Volunteers and Visitor Centres: Volunteering or Vocation?

Abstract   This study explores the motivations and satisfactions of volunteers working within two visitor centres, one at a rural tourism destination with the other in a regional setting. A comparative analysis between the two differing centres is conducted employing quantitative survey and qualitative interview methods.  The Volunteers Functions Inventory (VFI) was selected as a … Continue reading Volunteers and Visitor Centres: Volunteering or Vocation?

Flaws and weaknesses of EIA as event evaluation methodology

Introduction This essay serves to first explain the rationale for event policy and economic impact assessment (EIA) and then explore the event evaluation literature seeking critique concerning the adequacy, suitability or effectiveness of EIA as legitimation for event policy. In doing so it aims to identify the flaws and weaknesses inherent within traditional event evaluation … Continue reading Flaws and weaknesses of EIA as event evaluation methodology