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Bidding for Success? Impacts of the European Capital of Culture Bid
Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
The increasingly multifaceted nature of event impacts makes them even more attractive as a potential solution to a range of urban and regional problems. As a result, competition to stage major cultural and sporting events is intensifying, and the cost of bidding is also rising. Given that such bidding processes only produce one winner, this means that a growing number of disappointed cities have to justify the costs of bidding for major events. In this context, we analyse the bidding processdoi:10.1080/15022250.2015.1118407 fatcat:2i2ct5eawvdqpbabcmlxhhycce