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

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

ERA Journal ID201186
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHorvath, Zsuzsanna (Author) and Nagy, Adrienne (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Tourism Challenges and Trends
Journal Citation5 (2), pp. 103-123
Number of Pages21
Year2012
Place of PublicationBucharest, Romania
ISSN1844-9743
Abstract

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?

Keywordscastle hotels; destination image; historical heritage; lieux de memoire; hospitality; national identity; aristocracy; perception; interpretation
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350801. Impacts of tourism
330103. Architectural heritage and conservation
350804. Tourism marketing
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Byline AffiliationsBudapest Business School, Hungary
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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