Date of Award
Major Research Paper
Master of Public Administration
This paper examines whether short-term special events provide a positive net economic benefit to the host community with a specific focus on the 1994 Canadian National Slo-Pitch Championships held in Niagara Falls. A participant survey designed to identify demographic information and direct spending patterns was conducted, in addition to a survey of the hotels that accommodated the participants. The findings reveal that significant economic benefits can be gained by hosting short-term special events and the extent of the economic benefits is increased considerably when the event requires participants to stay in the host community overnight.
MacDonald, John, "The Economic Impact of a Short Term Event on Tourism: 1994 National Slo-Pitch Tournament" (1995). MPA Major Research Papers. 15.