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Attractions and Entertainment: Introduction. New Unusual Awe-inspiring / dangerous Experience and feeling → Participate in a variety of leisure activities → Experience new things. Attractions and Entertainment Sampler. Not-for-profit organization or for-profit basis.

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attractions and entertainment introduction
Attractions and Entertainment: Introduction
  • New
  • Unusual
  • Awe-inspiring / dangerous
  • Experience and feeling
  • → Participate in a variety of leisure activities
  • → Experience new things
attractions and entertainment sampler
Attractions and Entertainment Sampler

Not-for-profit organization or for-profit basis

differences between attractions and entertainment
Differences BetweenAttractions and Entertainment
  • Natural Locations
  • Permanent
  • Visitor attendance and financial fortune influenced by seasonal changes.
differences between attractions and entertainment4
Differences BetweenAttractions and Entertainment
  • Often temporary
  • Visitor attendance and financial fortune can be planned
museum and historical sites
Museum and Historical Sites
  • Tourists love museums
  • New buildings, high-tech interactive exhibits, restaurants, museum shops
  • → more people, stay longer, spend more money
zoos and aquariums
Zoos and Aquariums
  • Originated from the ancient time (Chinese, Egyptians, Babylonians and Aztecs)
  • Usually not-for-profit organization
  • Some of zoos are very large, → public interest
parks and preserves
Parks and Preserves
  • They range from urban parks (Central Park) to forests, national parks and botanic gardens
  • → Protect the natural beauty of landscape, plants and animals for future generation
  • → For visitors, providing space for rest, recreation.
fairs festivals
Fairs & Festivals
  • Also part of commercial attractions
  • → to stimulate business by creating an event that brings together buyers and sellers
  • Worls fairs, State fairs, Music, Food, Beverage, Art exhibition
amusement and theme parks
Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Disneyland, Parc Asterix, LegoLand, AquaPark, Maze, Hollywood Attraction, Jurassic Park
  • → escape reality
  • From the operating point of view, parks must create family atmosphere, clean, visually pleasing
gaming
Gaming
  • → Earn money from different segments
  • → Tax: In USA, Casino Gaming is one of the most regulated businesses
  • Slot machines generate over 70% of casino revenue.
shopping
Shopping
  • → May be part of travel experience, or
  • → May be the primary focus of travel
  • 89% of travelers shopped during their visit to USA. In many locations, shopping is the number one activity.
the performing arts
The Performing Arts
  • → A popular form of entertainment (since thousends of years)
  • → For some areas, the primary tourism revenue generator
  • Theater, Ballet, Opera, Concert, Stand-up Comedy.
sporting activities
Sporting Activities
  • → The Greeks initiated the idea of staging athlethic competitions, the Romans expanded the idea and staged them as games for the public entertainment
  • → Draw visitors to sport games or activity
  • Football, Basket Ball, skiing, rock climbing...