Title

Strategic Event Planning for the Florida Music Festival (FMF), USA

Keywords

event tourism, strategic event planning process, visitor profile, marketing scope, Return on Investment (ROI).

Abstract

With the aid of the guided analysis of the Florida Music Festival (FMF), this case study outlines the use of the strategic event planning process with a view to establish events as a tourist attraction within a destination. The paper explains the importance of the tourism industry for Orlando, USA and sets out ways in which events can capture this market by means of carefully crafted strategies in order to generate event tourism. The Florida Music Festival has been in existence for 15 years, but it has not grown beyond a residentially attended event. This is a problem that appears to stem from (1) this event’s inability to increase the return on investment for stakeholders, (2) an inadequate understanding of the current visitor profile, and (3) the inability of the event to grow the attendance reach beyond that of local residents.

Publication Date

6-1-2017

Original Citation

Andrzejewski, L., van Niekerk, M. & Okumus, F. (2016). Strategic Event Planning for the Florida Music Festival (FMF), USA. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Cases, 5(2).

Document Type

Article

Language

English

Source Title

Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Cases

Volume

5

Issue

2

College

Rosen College of Hospitality Management

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