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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

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Attractions and Entertainment Sampler

Not-for-profit organization or for-profit basis

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Differences BetweenAttractions and Entertainment

  • Natural Locations

  • Permanent

  • Visitor attendance and financial fortune influenced by seasonal changes.

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Differences BetweenAttractions and Entertainment

  • Often temporary

  • Visitor attendance and financial fortune can be planned

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Museum and Historical Sites

  • Tourists love museums

  • New buildings, high-tech interactive exhibits, restaurants, museum shops

  • → more people, stay longer, spend more money

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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  • → 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.

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  • → 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.

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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.

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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...