Dump the Monarchy

Started Jan 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Dump the Monarchy
In reply to lanef, Jan 21, 2013

lanef wrote:


lanef wrote:

Well my research points to Paris but some sites say London, but nevertheless Queen or no Queen as head of state, people would still visit the UK, I visited London not because of the Queen and I am sure many visitors who go there would share that same feeling. Look you are a monarchist I am a republican, so we think differently regarding monarchs.

Do YOU really think that the UK would get anywhere near the tourist numbers they do each year...IF they didn't have all that historical heritage, pomp & ceremony, etc...of which the Royal Family is an integral part down through the ages.

That's not what I am saying, what I am saying is: Even if the Queen was not the head of state, the historical heritage will still be there and people would still visit. Regarding ceremony, I don't think all of the visitors get to see any ceremony at all each time they visit the UK.

I worked in international tourism research for 15 years...and destination brand (and it's associated target-market psychology) which drives it....is extremely important.

When I say pomp & ceremony, I don't mean that in a literal way...(ie: every tourist gets to actually see it first hand)...I mean in a BRAND package manner.

The Royals are all part of that BRAND Package Mix...that gives Britain it's unique cultural ambiance appeal, and all the rest of it.


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