The Glasgow Garden Festival

making Glasgow miles better?

John Heeley, Mike Pearlman, Brian Ashcroft (Editor)

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Abstract

This paper discusses the Glasgow Garden Festival (GGF), which, opened its gates to the general public on April 28, 1988 and represented a crucial step in Glasgow's development as a tourism destination. The Festival, alongside Glasgow's designation as the European City of Culture in 1990 can be seen as the basis of a strong events-led tourism development strategy. The sponsors and organisers of the Festival had set a target of 3 million visitors through the gates by the time the Festival closed on September 26, 1988. In fact, the Festival has achieved a throughput of 4.25 million people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalQuarterly Economic Commentary
Volume14
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1988

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  • Glasgow Garden Festival
  • Scottish tourism
  • Scottish economy

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The Glasgow Garden Festival : making Glasgow miles better? / Heeley, John; Pearlman, Mike; Ashcroft, Brian (Editor).

In: Quarterly Economic Commentary, Vol. 14, No. 1, 01.09.1988, p. 65-70.

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