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.
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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.