Tourism and the symbols of identity

Palmer, Catherine (1999) Tourism and the symbols of identity Tourism Management, 20 (3). pp. 313-322. ISSN 0261-5177

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This article discusses some of the issues surrounding the relationship between heritage tourism and national identity (focusing upon England). It argues that heritage tourism is a powerful force in the construction and maintenance of a national identity because it relies upon the historic symbols of the nation as a means of attracting tourists. Thus, the tourism industry, through its use of 'our heritage', becomes yet another means by which contemporary concepts of nation-ness are defined. Such a position has implications for the way in which sites are managed and promoted.

Item Type: Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tourism, Heritage, National identity, Semiology
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N860 Tourism Management
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1016/S0261-5177(98)00120-4
Faculties: Brighton Business School
Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management
Faculty of Education and Sport > School of Service Management > CENTOPS
Depositing User: Mrs Mercedita Hoare
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2007
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 08:46

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