Tourism is nowadays recognized as an important sector that has an impact on the development of
country economy. Tourism activities have a real impact on economic and social development as they contribute
to the GDP and because of its role that it plays on the labor market.
The ability of the national economy to benefit from tourism depends on the availability of investment to
develop the necessary infrastructure and on its ability to supply the needs of tourists. Hosting sports megaevents
is a theme with important impacts on the national economy.
The scope of the paper is to present the impact of sports mega-events tourism on the hosting
city/country. The paper also treats why sport mega-events are an attractive opportunity for countries but also
what some possible loses may appear if choosing to host them.
The paper tackles the issue of organizational change in the tourism industry. The tourism industry is faced with a
dynamic and complex environment that exerts constant pressures on its organizations and the adequate response of
SMEs in tourism consists in making organizational changes. The paper examines four dimensions of organization`s
ability to cope with change: (1) communication between the organization and its external environment, (2) the
process dimension, (3) participation and communication, and (3) the capacity for change.