Without attractions, the rest of the value chain will be rendered useless.
Main motivators for travel Lifeblood of the Tourism Industry Main reasons why tourists travel all around the world.
There are 2 classifications of Attractions: Natural Attractions Man-made Attractions• The unique terrain and •These are man-made projectscharacteristics of a location. and intangible man-made events.
Natural Attractions Man-made Attractions Topography Entertainment Flora Events Fauna Cultural Bodies of Water Recreation
Natural Attractions › Topography: Physical terrain or landscape of a place (volcanoes, mountains, islands) the Philippines has a lot of scenic locations thanks to its mountain ranges. › Flora and Fauna: plant and animal life › Bodies of water
Man-made Attractions › Monuments and other man-made landmarks
› Museums Defined as: “building or institution which houses and cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of scientific, artistic or historical importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary” (Alexander & Alexander, 2009
Man-made Attractions › Cultural and Religious Events These are categorized in several ways (ie. Regular, or irregular occurrence or location) The Philippines is rich in fiestas and festivals. These primarily are religious in nature. › Health Tourism Travel to improve ones health.
Man-made Attractions › Shopping Malls Composite attractions that contain numerous individual sub-attractions designed to maximize the amount of time that visitors remain within the facility and the amount of money they spend. › Sports and Recreational and Entertainment Events
UNESCO World Heritage Sites › United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. › Designated sites to be preserved or conserved. › Protection of the natural and cultural heritage of that particular place.
UNESCO Heritage Sites in the Philippines: › Baroque Churches of the Philippines › Tubbattaha Reef Marine Park › Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras › Vigan › Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park