The convention industry has become an important component of tourism in the United States. It is a highly competitive industry which is susceptible to factors such as climate, economic conditions and political developments. The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of recent political events in Arizona, particularly the Martin Luther King holiday controversy, on the convention business. The paper concludes that the detrimental effects of politics are not limited only to tourism industries in politically unstable countries outside industrial nations.
Teye, Victor B. and Diffenderfer, Pete
"The Impact of a Convention Boycott on Metropolitan Arizona,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 7
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol7/iss2/5