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  • 1. Attractions & Activities Lynn Brandham Otago Polytechnic 2009

2. Introduction

  • Attractions and activities are critical components of the tourism mix
  • Major reason for visitors to travel
  • Thriving attraction industry necessary for appeal of destination

Lynn Brandham, Otago Polytechnic 2009 3. Toilet at accommodation on Bank Peninsula Track

  • Photo courtesy Lynn Brandham

4. Attractions

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/76074333@N00
  • What is the definition of tourist attractions?

5. Attractions - evolution

  • Travellers visited mountains and seaside to view scenery and for climate
  • Roman times pyramids
  • Grand tour circuit of culture centres of Europe

6. Attractions - evolution

  • World Fair Chicago 1893 first ferris wheel
  • Seaside piers British phenomenon
  • Post World War 2 mass tourism
  • Theme parks developed e.g. Disneyland Anaheim 1955