UNIGE document Book Chapter
previous document  unige:18060  next document
add to browser collection
Title

Transforming the tourist image of Geneva from a leisure to a business destination and its cultural implications

Authors
Matos, Rafael
Published in Wöber, K.W. City Tourism 2002. Wien: Springer. 2002, p. 241-250
Collection Economics
Abstract Characteristics of Geneva tourism nowadays show some degree of persistence but also certain structural changes since the 19th century. These constancies and transformations are analyzed through the interpretation of the touristic image of the cityscape produced within literature, paraliterature and iconography. Three stages of development are explored: 1) a 19th century romantic period; 2) a business oriented image since 1960; 3) a new hedonist and festive image since 1998 that breaks with the tradition of the city. A qualitative methodology of interpretation or hermeneutics of texts and images is applied to three basic documentary supports : general literature, travel guides, and touristic promotion. Image concordance or discordance among these three medias and reality is discussed and evaluated.
Keywords CityTourismImageGenevaTourist promotion
Identifiers
ISBN: 978-3-211-83831-0
Full text
Book chapter (247 Kb) - public document Free access
Structures
Citation
(ISO format)
LÉVY, Bertrand, MATOS, Rafael. Transforming the tourist image of Geneva from a leisure to a business destination and its cultural implications. In: Wöber, K.W. (Ed.). City Tourism 2002. Wien : Springer, 2002. p. 241-250. (Economics) https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:18060

315 hits

175 downloads

Update

Deposited on : 2012-01-10

Export document
Format :
Citation style :