Identifying the ‘big spenders’ at a national arts festival

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English: This article aims to apply expenditure-based segmentation to visitors to the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival. Surveys conducted at the Festival from 2005 to 2011 and ANOVA analyses were used to divide the visitors into low, medium and high spenders based on total expenditure. Results show that the high-spending market at the Festival was distinguishable from the other segments on the basis of their longer length of stay, older age, and higher income. The results can assist festival organisers and marketers in future development and marketing strategies that allow for sustainable development.