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City tourism

  1. Title statementCity tourism : national capital perspectives / edited by Robert Maitland, The Centre for Tourism Research, University of Westminster, UK and Brent W. Ritchie, The School of Tourism, The University of Queensland, Australia.
    PublicationWallingford, Oxfordshire, UK : CABI, 2009.
    Copyright notice date?009
    Phys.des.1 online resource (xii, 285 pages) : illustrations, maps, charts
    Internal Bibliographies/Indexes NoteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
    Notes to AvailabilityAccess limited to subscribing institution.
    Another responsib. Maitland, Robert, 1950-
    Ritchie, Brent W.,
    Another responsib. C.A.B. International,
    Subj. Headings Tourism. * Capitals (Cities) * Cities and towns. * Leisure, Recreation and Tourism Economics, (New March 2000) * Supply, Demand and Prices. * Marketing and Distribution. * Recreational Facilities and Management, (New March 2000) * Tourism and Travel. * Marketing. * Markets. * Perception. * Tourism development. * Trade marks. * Urban development. * Urban tourism. * Visitors.
    Form, Genre Electronic books.
    Document kindElectronic sources
    URLClick here to access resource


    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 focuses on specific tourism markets in capital cities and covers four distinct chapters. Part V consists of five chapters that explore the nature of tourism development in national capitals. Part VI discusses the commonalities and contrasts between the previous chapters, and presents and discusses the key aspects related to the book themes, outlined earlier. It concludes with a discussion of future research directions and priorities to expand the body of knowledge related to national capital tourism, and in doing so contributes to a better understanding of city tourism more generally.

    Introduction : national capitals and city tourism / Robert Maitland -- City tourism : national capital perspectives / Robert Maitland and Brent W. Ritchie -- The capital city as a 'product' brand under the nation's corporate umbrella / Heather Skinner -- Images of Canberra : destination marketing and the capital city of Australia / Leanne White -- Migrating capitals : diverging images of tradition and modernity in Japanese urban tourism / Jerry Eades and Malcolm Cooper -- Branding and positioning an African capital city : the case of Tshwane in South Africa -- Ernie Heath and Elizabeth Kruger -- Inside the triangle : images of a capital / Bruce Hayllar, Deborah Edwards, Tony Griffin and Tracey Dickson -- Seeing the sites : perceptions of London / Nancy Stevenson and Charles Inskip -- Changing visitor perceptions of a capital city : the case of Wellington, New Zealand / Abel Duarte Alonso and Yi Liu -- The relationship between capital city monumentality and tourism in Valletta / Andrew Smith -- Brussels : a multilayered capital city / Myriam Jansen-Verbeke and Robert Govers -- Putting the capital 'C' into Cardiff's identity as a conference tourism destination / Claire Haven-Tang and Eleri Jones -- International business tourism : the case of Dublin / Heather Skinner and Paul Byrne -- School excursion management in national capital cities / Brent W. Ritchie -- Twenty-three districts in search of a city : Budapest - the capitaless capital? / Melanie Smith, L?szl? Puczk? and Tamara R?tz -- Reinvented national capital city : the case of Hanoi, Vietnam -- Lee Jolliffe and Huong Thanh Bui -- Resurrecting Phoenicia : tourist landscapes and national identity in the heart of the Lebanese capital / Ghada Masri -- Diversifying the tourism product in Brussels : European capital and multicultural city / Anya Diekmann and G?raldine Maulet -- Modern tourist development and the complexities of cross-border identities within a planned capital region / Guy Chiasson and Caroline Andrew -- Conclusions and future directions for national capital tourism / Robert Maitland and Brent W. Ritchie.

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