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Tourist Attractions

Tourist Attractions. HPR 3100 Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation. Tourist Attractions. Main motivators for travel. Generate income for tourism services. Receives smallest percentage of tourist expenditures. Cultural Attractions. Historical sites Architectural sites

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Tourist Attractions

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  1. Tourist Attractions HPR 3100 Introduction to Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

  2. Tourist Attractions • Main motivators for travel. • Generate income for tourism services. • Receives smallest percentage of tourist expenditures.

  3. Cultural Attractions • Historical sites • Architectural sites • Food or Cuisine • Monuments • Industrial sites • Museums • Ethnic • Concerts • Theatre

  4. HistoricalCity of Malacca

  5. Alhambra, Spain

  6. Bukhara, Uzbekistan • Boasts architecture that span a thousand years of history. • Produced prominent scholars: e.g. Imam al Bukhari, Ibn Sina (Avicenna). • UNESCO World Heritage Site. • Its architecture and archaeological sites – one of the pillars of Central Asian history and art.

  7. Kalyan Minaret, Bukhara • Built in 1127 by Qarakhanid ruler Arslan Khan. • 45.6 meters in height, narrowing upwards. 9 metres in diameter (bottom), 6 metres (overhead). • Impressed Genghis Khan.

  8. ‘Murtabak’ at Sultan Road, Singapore

  9. Turkish Delights, Istanbul

  10. Monument: Taj Mahal, India

  11. Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt • The only remaining ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’. • Constructed over a period of 20 years as a tomb for Fourth dynasty Egyptian pharaoh, Khufu. Completed around 2560 BCE.

  12. Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Dunedin, New Zealand

  13. World’s Most Popular Museums

  14. Louvre, Paris • Recently signed a US $240 million deal with UAE to create a Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi. • “The world’s favourite museum is learning the American art of mixing business with culture”.

  15. Louvre, Paris

  16. Ethnic Tourism

  17. The Dong ethnic tribe village, San Jiang, China.

  18. Monsopiad Cultural Village, Sabah.

  19. Mozart Concert in Vienna, Austria.

  20. Kabuki Theatre, Japan

  21. Natural Attractions • Landscape • Seascape • Parks • Mountains • Flora & Fauna • Coasts • Islands

  22. Seoraksan National Park, South Korea

  23. Hunza Valley & Khunjerab National Park, Pakistan.

  24. Kanha National Park, India

  25. Seychelles : a natural paradise

  26. Recreation • Sight-seeing • Golf • Swimming • Tennis • Hiking • Biking • Snow sports

  27. Snow Sports • Skiing and snowboarding – most popular activities. • Ski resorts have developed into major destination resorts because of consolidations. • Trend now to offer other activities (e.g. skating, snowmobiling, sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing etc.)

  28. Entertainment Attractions • Theme Parks • Amusement Parks • Casinos • Shopping Facilities • Cinemas • Performing Arts Centre • Sports Complexes

  29. Theme Parks • Big business – worldwide revenue forecasted to reach US $26 billion by 2009. • U.S. theme parks account for only 54% of worldwide revenue. • Asian market rapidly growing. • Theme parks likely to attract visitors on family vacations. • 25% of theme park visitors spend seven nights or more.

  30. World’s Most Popular Amusement Parks Forbes Travel (2006)

  31. #1 Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World (Florida) • 16.2 million visitors

  32. #2 Tokyo Disneyland • 13 million visitors

  33. #3 Disneyland Paris • 10.2 million visitors

  34. #4 Everland Kyonggi-Do,South Korea • 7.5 million visitors

  35. #5 Blackpool Pleasure Beach,England • 6 million visitors

  36. #6 Tivoli GardensCopenhagen, Denmark • 4.1 million visitors

  37. #7 Ocean Park,Hong Kong • 4 million visitors

  38. #8 Europa-ParkRust, Germany • Just under 4 million visitors

  39. #9 Paramount Canada’s Wonderland, Maple (Ontario) • 3.7 million visitors

  40. #10 Port Aventura,Salou, Spain • 3.4 million visitors

  41. Shopping • Number one activity for both international and domestic tourists. • Airports have virtually become shopping centres. • Hotel and resorts provide high quality gifts and souvenir shops, selling local handicrafts and artworks.

  42. World’s largest shopping malls • Asia - home to nine of the world’s ten largest malls. • Some shopping malls have become ‘tourist destinations’ • World’s largest shopping malls in China – South China Mall (Dongguan) and Golden Reources Mall (Beijing).

  43. South China Mall,Dongguan, China

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