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By Robert Maitland, Brent W. Ritchie

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

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It also commemorates key elements of the past while creating a revenant story for the present, and hopefully the future. Chapter 17 by Masri examines the rebuilding of Beirut, capital of Lebanon, with a specific focus on the development of heritage tourism. The chapter City Tourism: National Capital Perspectives 25 notes that although tourism has been central to the transformation of the city and assisting with post-war economic recovery, the processes do not necessarily reflect local experiences and histories.

In describing Canberra, Lonely Planet’s guide to Australia states, ‘This city is a celebration of what Australians hold dear – their origins, sacrifices, treasures and values’ (Vaisutis, 2007, p. 265). , 1999, p. 210). Methodology Semiotics As discussed earlier, this chapter is concerned with examining images of Canberra. The chapter undertakes an analysis of the images by applying aspects of semiotics – a key qualitative research methodology for deconstructing mediated representations of national imagery.

However, the commentaries from respondents that accompany the images reflect broader connections to experiences, ideas and memories of other places. The authors suggest that such connections are also a symbol of peoples’ deeper connection to the city, and not just a symbol of London as a capital city. City Tourism: National Capital Perspectives 23 The next chapter of Part III (Chapter 9) by Alonso and Yi Lui examines visitor perceptions of the capital city of New Zealand, Wellington. The chapter examines the destination image among visitors travelling to and departing from the capital city.

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