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Unusual Venues as Conference Facilitites

  Abstract The following paper investigates the use of unusual venues as conference facilities within the United Kingdom and identifies the current and future management issues. Unusual venues include such diverse properties as castles, visitor attractions, boats, sports stadiums, and galleries able to accommodate from ten to one thousand delegates. Reduced government funding has encouraged many of these venues to diversify their revenue generation activities, with conference activity providing lucrative and innovative opportunities. This paper provides a market analysis of this sector within the United Kingdom, with particular reference to market demand, the motivations for investment, and future influences on their management.

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    30 November 2000

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    GV Recreation Leisure

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    338.4791 Tourist industry


Leask, A. & Hood, G. (2000). Unusual Venues as Conference Facilitites. Journal of Convention & Exhibition Management. 2(4), 37-63. doi:10.1300/J143v02n04_04. ISSN 1094-608X



Unusual venues, United Kingdom conference market, business mix, corporate

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