Measuring the economic contribution of beer festivals on local economies: The case of York, United Kingdom

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  • Newcastle University
  • York St John University

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Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Tourism Research
Early online date1 Jun 2020
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Jun 2020
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This paper investigates the economic contribution of beer festivals on local economies by analysing the Knavesmire Beer Festival at York, United Kingdom. Using information collected via means of a survey questionnaire and applying Type I multipliers, we estimate the total expenditure generated by visitors within and outside festivals' premises, measuring its impact on the local economy in terms of jobs created and GVA contributions. Findings reveal the impact of the festival on the York economy and the wider brewing industry, providing empirical evidence and original results about the economic contribution that beer festivals can generate at a local level.

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