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City festival arena and its impact on the attendees’ overall satisfaction
Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Tourism Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5108-7252
2021 (English)In: 29th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research: Shaping mobile futures: Challenges and possibilities in precarious times, 2021, p. 179-179Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Places as social constructions create meaning, identity, emotions and attachment for individuals (Knox and Marston, 2016; Massey, 1995). This can also be applied for festival arenas as well (e.g. Davis and Martin, 2014; Kim, 2017). Authors (e.g. Lee et ala., 2008) emphasize that the choice of festival arena has a significance for the visitors/attendees’ overall satisfaction with the festival in issue.

The purpose of this study is to investigate how the Skansen arena in Stockholm, that has a high symbolic value for all Swedes, is assessed by the attendees of Persian Fire Festival in March 2019. An online questionnaire with qualitative and quantitative questions was used during April 2019 and resulted in 280 completed questionnaires by attendees from several ethnic groups. The results indicate high level of satisfaction with the arena that gives the attendees positive emotions, meanings, place attachment, place identity and a sense of place. The high status of the arena that gives pride and dignity; security and safety of the arena; its size; and its natural beauty have been the most contributing factors. Lack of accessibility and sufficient public transport have been the most negative factors. This paper gives a contribution to existing literature on festival arena and its importance for the attendees. Such symbolic arenas create stronger identity for immigrant groups and may become platforms for mutual cultural interaction with the host society.

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2021. p. 179-179
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Economics and Business
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Baltic and East European studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46493OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-46493DiVA, id: diva2:1597223
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29th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research, Akureyri, Iceland, 21-23 September 2021
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Samarbetsprojekt med Riksteatern

Available from: 2021-09-24 Created: 2021-09-24 Last updated: 2021-09-24Bibliographically approved

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