How do we judge attractions successful?

How do we judge attractions successful?

We are passed the mid-way point through the semester. Students should be digging deep now to start on their projects to have them finished in the time allowed.  Their mid-term paper will be focused on developing two of their five criteria to evaluate their chosen attractions.  The criteria are based on several sources, notably from [...]

More to attractions than meets the eye…

More to attractions than meets the eye…

Attractions have a lot of complicated parts, both intangible and tangible. They have a wider impact that many realize.  A whole mess of questions in a complicated world. Attractions evolve from the three environments:  socio-cultural, economic, and physical (natural and man-made).  They take many forms and trying to define them can be a delicate journey.  [...]

Attractions aren’t just pretty…

Attractions aren’t just pretty…

Attractions aren't just pretty places. For the most part they are the reasons why most people travel to a destination.  There is a whole list of different types.  Natural or man-made.  National parks to amusement parks to museums. Even restaurants and hotels can be attractions in and of themselves. So an attraction has a broad [...]

Location, Location, Location…

Location, Location, Location…

I have lived in a host of different cities, states and one country.  The depth of knowledge about those locations various with experience.  I love to get out and talk to people, and I've met some interesting people along the way.  I love to explore and more than likely will get lost.  I always find [...]

If you build it, will they come?

If you build it, will they come?

Yes and no, and if they do, not always will tourist return. Tourism, like any other industry, is a complex set of functions, processes, and activities. You can't develop an attraction without some thought to why you want it in the first place.  A feasibility study should be conducted of the area and thus, an audit [...]