oa Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal - Demographic profile and service delivery expectations of visitors to the Bloemfontein Vryfees

Volume 13, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1684-498X



The contribution of tourism to the development of local regions is prolific, as it creates jobs and stimulates the economy (Lopez-Bonilla & Sanz-Altmira 2010; O'Sullivan & Jackson 2010; Saayman & Rossow 2011; Visser 2005). Events are an important motivation for tourists to travel. In this sense, there are three types of events: business events, sport events and festivals (Getz 2007). Festivals and festival tourism is a booming form of event tourism and the importance of festivals are recognized in both national and international spheres (Yang, Gu & Cen 2011). With this in mind, it is imperative that festival organisers have adequate information pertaining to the demographics and service delivery expectations of festival goers. The data for this investigation was collected during the 2013 Bloemfontein Vryfees and the findings report on the demographic composition of the festival goers and their service delivery expectations.

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