Spillover effects of mega-events : the influences of residence, transportation mode, and staying period on attraction networks during Olympic Games / Eujin-Julia Kim, Youngeun Kang

Kim, Eujin-Julia | Kang, Youngeun

When hosting mega-events such as the Olympic Games, increased visitation to nearby local attractions is expected to boost the local economy and sustain the host city’s brand. These spillover effects, as well as the spatial interaction among touristic attractions, are critical from the long-term and sustainable-planning perspectives. This study investigates tourists’ patterns of visitation to multiple destinations during the 2018 Winter Olympics and finds that attraction networks originated from three major cores, forming a strong northern sandy beach–south downtown connection.

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