Culture, authenticity and sport: a study of event motivations at the Ulaanbaatar Naadam Festival, Mongolia

Karen Thompson, Catherine M. Matheson

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Drawing on the results of an empirical study, this chapter examines the case of the Ulaanbaatar Naadam within the framework of the literature on cultural authenticity and with reference to the contribution of sporting events and competitions to the latter. Differences between overseas and domestic markets attending the event are investigated and conclusions are drawn on the role of cultural authenticity in motivating visitors to attend the Naadam festival.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsian Tourism
Subtitle of host publicationGrowth and Change
EditorsJanet Cochrane
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameAdvances in Tourism Research


  • culture
  • authenticity
  • sport
  • event motivation
  • Mongolia
  • hospitality industry

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