Sector differences in conference facility refurbishment

Whitfield, J. and Webber, D. J. (2010) Sector differences in conference facility refurbishment. Tourism planning and development, 7 (2). pp. 163-178. ISSN 1479-053X Available from:

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What influences the probability that a conference facility will refurbish? This is an important question as such information can inform conference organisers when selecting a venue. This paper presents an econometric analysis of the probability of conference venue refurbishment with a particular focus on the sector differences (purpose-built, educational establishments, visitor attractions and hotels) and time since previous refurbishment. We test the hypotheses that there are scale and growth effects and whether the presence of disabled facilities influences the probability that a conference venue will refurbish.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:product development, U.K. conference sector, refurbishments
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Business and Law > Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
ID Code:15905
Deposited By: Professor D. Webber
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 15:14
Last Modified:01 Mar 2017 21:16

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