Dog show participants as tourists: attendance motivation factors

Authors

  • Milosava Matejevic PhD student, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia; tel.: +381 63 331055; e-mail: milosava_devic@yahoo.com
  • Ksenija Wallrabenstein University of Novi Sad; tel.: +381 60 3101755; e-mail: wksenija@gmail.com
  • Zoran Ristic Associate professor, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, Trg Dositeja Obradovica 3, 21000 Novi Sad, Serbia: tel: +381 21 485 2786: fax: +381 21 459-696; e-mail: balzakova@yahoo.com

Keywords:

dog shows; events; event tourism; participant motivation

Abstract

This study examines the participant motives for attending dog manifestations and events that attract a large number of competitors and attendees in general. Since average dog events participant does not attend every dog event that is organized during one year, but chooses one or more of them, the purpose of the study was to recognize the basic motivational factors in choosing which event to participate in, and to find out in which degree the dog show attendees are interested in tourist activities. In the dog show competitors ”Socialization/Networking”, “Judges”, as well as “Quality and prestige of the event” have been signed out as very important factors of motivation, while the factor ”Touristic motives” is of slightly less significance. The results have shown that the Dog Show competitors are one homogenous group that could be touristic interesting if they are offered a proper travel offer.

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Published

2014-03-01

How to Cite

Matejevic, M., Wallrabenstein, K., & Ristic, Z. (2014). Dog show participants as tourists: attendance motivation factors. European Journal of Tourism Research, 7, 16–30. Retrieved from https://ejtr.vumk.eu/index.php/about/article/view/137