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 subject matters, this booklet examines topics together with the id of a urban in a tourism context and useful issues akin to selling town as a product. via interpreting vacationer actions in nationwide capitals, the publication addresses matters in capital urban improvement as vacationer locations with a extensive, foreign strategy and case experiences on significant vacationer towns.

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1. The development of a contemporary Welsh national identity. 1948 1950 1955 1958 1964 1965 1966 1969 1974 1978 1970 1997 1999 2007 Establishment of a ‘Council of Wales’ to advise (but not rule on) Welsh affairs Appointment of a Minister for Welsh Affairs Cardiff becomes the official capital of Wales Establishment of a Welsh Grand Committee of Welsh constituent MPs Creation of the post, and cabinet position, of Secretary of State for Wales Creation of a Welsh Office in Cardiff Election to parliament of the first Plaid Cymru (Party of Wales) MP Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales MPs allowed to swear Oaths of Allegiance in the Welsh language Wales Act proposes establishment of an Assembly for Wales Referendum rejects devolution Referendum accepts devolution Establishment of National Assembly for Wales ‘One Wales’ agreement of coalition parties in the Welsh Assembly Government 30 H.

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G. g. Cardiff or Edinburgh, UK). These cities share some qualities with those in other categories – for example an inheritance of historic buildings and symbolic monuments – but, because of their changing roles, are likely to have particular concerns about image and representation of the city and the nation. Tourism in these circumstances has a particular resonance in a wider process of national reconstruction. We must stress that this classification is intended as a means of helping to think about tourism in national capitals, and to highlight where there are distinctions as well as commonalities.

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