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Ett stort evenemang - En liten stad: Synen på Vätternrundan genom fem representanter
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of History, Tourism and Media. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A major event - One small city : Vätternrundan through the eyes of five representatives (English)
Abstract [en]

Vätternrundan is an annual sporting event that takes place in the Swedish town Motala since 1966. It is one of the world largest recreational bicycle rides and attracts over 20 000 participants each year. This study focuses on event effects and how an event can be of value within the principles of place marketing. Within this study five representatives were interviewed with semi-structured interviews.

The results show that the representatives describe Vätternrundan as a positive event which mostly generates positive effects for the city itself and for the people living and working there. The effects consist of the events ability to create awareness of the place, the possibility to extend the tourism season and several social effects like solidarity and interaction.

The result also shows that Vätternrundan is a well-known brand and because of this it can be used as an advantage in place marketing. The event also provides the place with an activity and a reason to travel there. The combination of the long sporting history in Motala and the sporting event Vätternrundan also provide Motala with a chance to differentiate themselves in relation to other places where sport is a unique part of the city. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 38 p.
Keyword [en]
Vätternrundan, event, Motala, marketing, place marketing
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Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-91036ISRN: LIU-ISAK/TU-G-13/013—SEOAI: diva2:615830
Subject / course
Tourism Programme
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-04-16 Created: 2013-04-12 Last updated: 2013-04-16Bibliographically approved

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