Week 4 Discussion Forum 1
Deliverable length: 3 Part Response: See assignment details
To receive full credit for this Discussion Forum assignment and to facilitate an academic discussion, the following 3 parts need to be completed:
1.Primary Task Response – must be posted in the forum 5 days prior to due date.
2.Peer Responses (2) – must be posted 2 days prior to due date.
3.Summary Post: must be posted by due date listed in the assignment list.
Part 1: Primary Task
Within the Discussion Forum area, write in no less than 150 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Attractions are often the main motivators for travel. The list of attractions is extensive, and in many cases it is a combination of attractions that brings the tourist to a destination area. The opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, entertainment, gaming, culture, and recreation play an important role in determining the competitiveness of a destination.
Without attractions drawing tourists to destinations, there may be little need for all other tourism services such as transportation, lodging, food, distribution, and so on. However, as important as attractions are in motivating the tourist to travel, the attraction frequently receives the smallest portion of the tourist’s expenditure. An example is the ski resort that sells only the lift ticket providing uphill transportation. This expenditure is the smallest of the travel experience, with the most expenditures going for air transportation, lodging, and food.
Choose one of the following methods to assist for your paper submission
·Identify some of the main reasons that attractions and entertainment places are enjoying growing popularity.
·Describe how important are these factors as pleasure travel motivators.
·If you were planning a destination-type resort, state how much attention you would give to its recreation and entertainment features.