City Tourism by Robert Maitland, Brent W. Ritchie

By Robert Maitland, Brent W. Ritchie

Capital urban prestige draws and drives tourism via bettering a citys attract the vacationer and its foreign status. With a spotlight on urban tourism topics, this publication examines matters together with the identification of a urban in a tourism context and sensible concerns similar to selling town as a product. by means of interpreting vacationer actions in nationwide capitals, the publication addresses matters in capital urban improvement as vacationer locations with a large, overseas strategy and case reports on significant vacationer towns.

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White, 1981, p. viii) White (1981, p. x) argued that national identity is an invention which is constantly being ‘fractured, questioned and redefined’. He claimed that the question is not whether definitions of Australia are correct, but who is responsible for the production of these definitions and in whose interest do they serve? White (1981, p. viii) observed that the continual questioning and search for an Australian identity in this country has become a ‘national obsession’. Observing that visual images are always embedded in texts, Willis (1993, p.

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. According to the authors, this situation has led to few new attractions and reduced the level of innovative development because of capital city status. They conclude 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!

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