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By Robert Maitland, Brent W. Ritchie

Capital urban prestige draws and drives tourism via bettering a citys attract the vacationer and its overseas status. With a spotlight on urban tourism topics, this e-book examines matters together with the identification of a urban in a tourism context and functional concerns equivalent to selling the town as a product. by means of studying vacationer actions in nationwide capitals, the publication addresses matters in capital urban improvement as vacationer locations with a huge, foreign method and case reviews on significant vacationer towns.

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Some of the key tourist sites found in or just beyond this area include the Australian War Memorial, Captain Cook Memorial Jet, Carillon, National Library of Australia, Reconciliation Place, High Court of Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Old Parliament House and Parliament House. The visual representation of Canberra generally, and this area in particular, will be the focus of this chapter. ’ – organized by the Canberra Business Council, the University of Canberra, the National Capital Planning Authority (NCPA) and the federal government, chair of the NCPA Joe Skrzynski stated: ‘In 80 years, Canberra has come from sheep ©CAB International 2010.

Their strong economic role makes them significant in business tourism and a focus of mobilities, but their national dominance will also be reflected by concentrations of cultural and heritage resources. Also included are cities developing new supranational roles (category 6) – Brussels for instance. Historic and former capitals These are cities that have enjoyed capital status at some time in the past, or remain as historic capitals of smaller states. The legacy of past capital status may be reflected in heritage, architecture and culture – for example Nara and Kyoto, Japan, or St Petersburg, Russia.

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