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Royal Tourism Excursions around Monarchy Edited by: Philip Long, Nicola J Palmer

Paperback - 280 pages
12 Dec 2007
Channel View Publications
210 x 148 (A5)


The relationships between tourism and royalty have received little coverage in the tourism literature. Tourism has also received limited attention in historical studies of royalty. This volume breaks new ground in its critical exploration of the relationships between royalty and tourism past, present and future from a range of disciplinary perspectives.


The book is to be welcomed by tourism scholars and is likely to provoke more research into what can be a noteworthy component of tourism for many destinations.
Joan C. Henderson, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in Tourism Recreation Research 34(1) 2009

"This is a timely, authoritative and valuable study into Royalty and Tourism. At a time when it has been calculated that the British Royal Family are responsible for bringing in over £9billion every year in overseas tourism spending, the relationship between tourism and Royalty requires understanding, appreciation and serious study; this book provides that."
Bernard Donoghue, Head of Government and Public Affairs, Visit Britain (with responsibility for liaison with the Royal Households)

This volume offers a great deal of information to a broad spectrum of academics and scholarly students. Additionally, several essays explore a variety of perspectives and interpretations involving the symbolism and significance of the tourism of royalty as expressed by the consumption of the British ruling class, among other European monarchies. Overall this work offers an interesting, useful exploration of this important tourism niche. Recommended.
Choice November 2008 Vol. 46 S. Kowtko, Spokane Community College

Author Biography:

Philip Long (PhD, PGCLT, BA Hons, MTMI) is a Principal Research Fellow at the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Philip has research interests in the tourism dimensions of festivals and cultural events, tourism - media relationships and, social exclusion from tourism participation. He is also interested in research-based professional development for the destination management and festivals sectors.;

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate

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