Baron for a day: guests' perception of historical past in castle hotels

Horvath, Zsuzsanna and Nagy, Adrienne (2012) Baron for a day: guests' perception of historical past in castle hotels. Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends, 5 (2). pp. 103-123. ISSN 1844-9743

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Heritage destinations convey important messages to those in quest of historical past and identity. Interpretation of these destinations can contribute to the (re)building of national identity. Castle hotels are destinations that combine heritage and hospitality. Castle hotels' image as a tourism destination is primarily a place of luxurious conditions, accommodation with landscape park, built and owned by aristocrats. They convey the image of luxury and aristocratic lifestyle, high-class amenities and therefore they offer ideal settings for experiencing luxurious lifestyle environment of aristocrats of past era. The paper investigates into castle hotel guests' attitudes and perceptions of historical past with the objective of understanding underlying motivations resulting in destination selection. The question is raised: can the connection to one's past - evoked by these heritage destinations - be detected and can it contribute to the reinforcement of national identity?

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2013 23:08
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2017 01:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: castle hotels; destination image; historical heritage; lieux de memoire; hospitality; national identity; aristocracy; perception; interpretation
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism
12 Built Environment and Design > 1201 Architecture > 120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150604 Tourism Marketing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950305 Conserving Natural Heritage

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