A royal tour in 1897: an indicative example of tourism's impacts in the generating regions of whole tourism systems
Leiper, N 2008, 'A royal tour in 1897: an indicative example of tourism's impacts in the generating regions of whole tourism systems', Tourism, Culture and Communication, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 169-181.
King Chulalongkorn of Siam visited Europe in 1897. While the trip had political purposes, in several ways it reflected a model of Grand Tourism and, like virtually all tourism, had impacts on the economic and social environments of the places visited. In this case the more interesting, substantial, and long-lasting impacts occurred in Siam, after the King's return. All tourism has impacts on environments in places where tours end, the same places where they begin, in the generating regions of whole tourism systems. The research literature on tourism's impacts has focused almost entirely on destination regions, so the present study can draw attention to the need for more research on generating regions.