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Four categories of attraction

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Annie Lam

on 29 January 2014

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Transcript of Four categories of attraction

Tourist attraction is a "pull" factor that attracts and draws people to a destination
Natural Sites
attractions that are associated with the natural environment
can be subdivided into:
topography
climate
water
wildlife
vegetation
location
Cultural Sites
built, constructed or man made sites
Natural Events
independent of particular locations and unpredictable in their occurrence and magnitude
Tourism Attractions
Four Categories of Attraction
Cultural Events
can range in size
can be regular or irregular
it may be single or multiple destination
Topography
Climate
Water
Wildlife
Vegetation
Location
refers to geological features in the physical landscapes
Mountains
illustrates the subjective and changing nature of the tourism industry
Beaches
fine white sandy beaches created from limestone or coral create a turquoise water effect that is highly valued by tourists
the search for a different weather, temperature from host country
significant resource depending on activity
Ocean
Rivers and waterfalls
often constitutes a core iconic attraction surrounded by secondary attractions, resorts and communities
Hot-Springs
Volcanoes
Caves
Canyons
mammals, birds, insects, fish and reptiles
Captive
zoo
farm
Non-Captive
safari
Consumptive
hunting and fishing
Non-consumptive
eco tourism
exists interdependently with wildlife
can't be separated from eco tourism
Eco tourism
Forests
Wildflowers
Centrality
Extremity
Volcanic Eruptions
caribou
geese
Animal Migrations
Sunrise/Sunsets
Solar Eclipse
Tides
Pre-historic
Rock Paintings/
Rock Etchings
Middens
Aboriginal Sites
Megalithic Site
associated with the 'lost' cultures, mysterious origins
Mounds
Historical
association with specific civilization that fall under the scope of 'recorded history
Historical Re-enactments and commemorations
desire to connect with significant events of the past
Festivals
World Fairs
confer a significant amount of status and visibility to host city
Art Exhibition
Fashion Shows
Olympics
Battlefields
the accurate identification and marking of specific sites and events throughout battlefields
sacred sites
military
Old buildings
Museums
Monuments/ Structures
Graveyards

Statues
Heritage Districts
Contemporary Culture
Architecture
Ethnic Neighborhoods
Modern Technology
Arts
Food

Wine Tours
Culinary Tourism

Economic

Mining

Agriculture
Manufacturing
Farms
Canals and Railroads

Retail
Mega Malls

Markets and Bazaar
Shopping Districts

Specialized Recreational Attractions (SRAs)
they are constructed specifically to met the demands of the tourism and recreation markets
Golf Courses
Ski Resorts
Theme Parks
Casinos
Scenic Highways, Bike Trails, Hiking Trails
Integrated Resorts
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