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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 15 (Page no: 201)

Twenty-three districts in search of a city: Budapest - the capitaless capital?

This chapter discusses the development of post-socialist Budapest, Hungary. The complex administrative structures and the fragmented nature of capital city development are noted. These issues make it difficult for visitors to access attractions spread throughout the city. This is in part exacerbated by a lack of public and private sector cooperation, an issue also noted as a problem in other capital cities such as Canberra and Brussels, which may be dominated by public sector activities. This situation has led to few new attractions and reduced the level of innovative development because of capital city status. It is concluded that if the 23 districts do not cooperate and create a coherent 'capitalness', it is possible that they will never find their city, and neither will anyone else!

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Introduction: national capitals and city tourism. Author(s): Maitland, R.
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: 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
  • Chair of ATLAS, Faculty of Business, Institute for Environmental Sciences, Corvinus University, Fovam Ter 8, 1093 Budapest, Hungary.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845935467
  • Record Number
  • 20103004794