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City tourism: national capital perspectives.

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Description

This book examines tourism in a wide range of capital cities from around the world. The book consists of 20 chapters presented in six parts. Part II focuses on issues concerning the imaging and branding of national capital cities covered by four chapters. Part III of the book focuses on visitor experiences and perceptions of national capitals and comprises four chapters. Part IV of this book focus...

Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Introduction: national capitals and city tourism.

This chapter reviews city tourism and links it to the particular qualities of national capitals. It summarizes and synthesizes the most important forces driving growth and change in urban tourism. They are considered from three perspectives. First, tourism and the economy of cities: the expansion of tourism has been linked to and shaped the fortunes of cities, while tourism itself has been fashioned by them. Second, tourism in a world of increasing mobilities and dissolving boundaries: over 20 years, travel has become generally easier, the flow of images and information between people and places has both expanded enormously and become more interactive, and the nature of tourism and its place in an expanding range of mobilities has changed. Third, perspective of the tourists and how they experience cities: the discussion draws on the developing literature on city tourism, and literature on national capitals, which rarely takes a tourism perspective.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 14) City tourism: national capital perspectives. Author(s): Maitland, R. Ritchie, B. W.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 27) The capital city as a 'product' brand under the nation's corporate umbrella. Author(s): Skinner, H.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 37) Images of Canberra: destination marketing and the Capital City of Australia. Author(s): White, L.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 50) Migrating capitals: diverging images of tradition and modernity in Japanese urban tourism. Author(s): Eades, J. Cooper, M.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 62) Branding and positioning an African Capital City: the case of Tshwane in South Africa. Author(s): Heath, E. Kruger, E.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 77) Inside the triangle: images of a capital. Author(s): Hayllar, B. Edwards, D. Griffin, T. Dickson, T.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 94) Seeing the sites: perceptions of London. Author(s): Stevenson, N. Inskip, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 110) Changing visitor perceptions of a Capital City: the case of Wellington, New Zealand. Author(s): Alonso, A. D. Liu Yi
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 125) The relationship between capital city monumentality and tourism in Valletta. Author(s): Smith, A.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 142) Brussels: a multilayered capital city. Author(s): Jansen-Verbeke, M. Govers, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 159) Putting the capital 'C' into Cardiff's identity as a conference tourism destination. Author(s): Haven-Tang, C. Jones, E.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 172) International business tourism: the case of Dublin. Author(s): Skinner, H. Byrne, P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 185) School excursion management in national capital cities. Author(s): Ritchie, B. W.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 201) Twenty-three districts in search of a city: Budapest - the capitaless capital? Author(s): Smith, M. Puczkó, L. Rátz, T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 214) Reinvented national capital city: the case of Hanoi, Vietnam. Author(s): Jolliffe, L. E. E. Huong Thanh Bui
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 225) Resurrecting phoenicia: tourist landscapes and national identity in the heart of the Lebanese capital. Author(s): Masri, G.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 239) Diversifying the tourism product in Brussels: European capital and multicultural city. Author(s): Diekmann, A. Maulet, G.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 253) Modern tourist development and the complexities of cross-border identities within a planned capital region. Author(s): Chiasson, G. Andrew, C.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 264) Conclusions and future directions for national capital tourism. Author(s): Maitland, R. Ritchie, B. W.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • The Centre for Tourism Research, University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845935467
  • Record Number
  • 20103004780