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Critical Appraisal of a Harrogate Stakeholder Framework
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Name: Course: Date: Critical appraisal of a Harrogate Stakeholder framework Events are important for the tourism industry, since they increase the reputation of the destination, confers economic benefits, attracts more visitors and creates a positive image for the destination (Sheehan and Ritchie, 2004 p2).
Each stakeholder seeks to benefit from international events management, which entails the planning and production of all types of events that are attended by people worldwide. The skills required for organizations of such events include a competitive bidding process, incentives and reward schemes and exposure to risks. Knowledge of appropriate marketing tools such as virtual events that allows people to participate in destination events by obtaining materials from the web is vital. As a leading British conference and exhibition town, Harrogate’s poor infrastructure is detrimental to its status as an International event destination. Poor transport links and lack of hotel rooms caused one of the major visitor organizations to change its destination to Manchester (Derry, 2004 p241). In working with other stakeholders groups, the destination will benefit a lot. This is so because, the government will act as a catalyst in speeding up the destinations promotion, through policy and legislative formulations as well as funding. Since there lacks good service link of the town with other major towns such as London, while traffic congestion is huge during major events, the collaboration of the destination with the government and other relevant authorities will see it benefit in terms of improved transport facilities. ...
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