Importance Of Tourism In Tourism

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Attraction Infrastructure A tourist attraction is a place of interest where tourists visit, typically for its inherent or exhibited natural or cultural value, historical significance, offering leisure, recreation, adventure and amusement. On the other hand the term tourist destination refers to the geographic area that is different from the place of the permanent residence of a tourist, where tourist activity is implemented and tourist products are consumed. It is possible to define it as a location of tourist consumption (Cavlek et al., 2011). Research on tourist attractions has been undertaken from different approaches and with different definitions of what an attraction is and how it functions. Attractions are the pivotal element of tourism development; evidence shows that tourists are more likely to be motivated to visit destinations that have such resources that can satisfy their needs (Richards, 2006). Wanhill (2008a) used the term imagescape to represent the attraction product concept (the concept of attraction product is further explored in 2.4). Imagescape condenses history and culture in time and space into marketable entertainment experiences (Wanhill, 2008b). According to Pearce (1991) tourist attraction is a named site with a specific human or natural feature which is the focus of visitor and management attention. Kyle and Chick (2002) refer attraction to the perceived importance or interest in an activity or a product, and the pleasure that derives from
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