Table 5 shows that of those attendees who have visited the area in the past, 59 percent indicate that they have returned to the area for an overnight visit/vacation because of their experiences of the tournaments they attended. Nearly three-quarters (74.2 percent) indicate that they recommended the area to friends and family because of their tournament experiences.
14 percent say that they have considered relocating to the area permanently.
Table 5 – Specific Actions
In addition to bringing direct tourism dollars, serving as gate¬way experiences to promote the region and build long term tourism revenue, and attracting talent, youth tournaments allow for more recreation activities for those who live in the region.