Progress and prospects for event tourism research

Donald Getz, Stephen J. Page

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This paper examines event tourism as a field of study and area of professional practice updating the previous review article published in 2008. In this substantially extended review, a deeper analysis of the field's evolution and development is presented, charting the growth of the literature, focussing both chronologically and thematically A framework for understanding and creating knowledge about events and tourism is presented, forming the basis which signposts established research themes and concepts and outlines future directions for research. In addition, the review article focuses on constraining and propelling forces, ontological advances, contributions from key journals, and emerging themes and issues. It also presents a roadmap for research activity in event tourism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)593-631
Number of pages39
JournalTourism Management
Early online date13 May 2015
Publication statusPublished - 29 Feb 2016


  • Event tourism
  • Ontology
  • Research
  • Theory
  • Trends


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