Primary tourist/recreational resources: Pre-
existing tourist attractions e.g. beaches, historic
areas, indigenous people or mountains.
resources: Facilities that have been purposefully
built for tourists e.g. hotels, restaurants,
amusement parks, golf courses and airports.
Natural or Physical Attractions: These are
attractions created by nature e.g. beaches,
mountains, climate zones, caves, wildlife
Human or Cultural Attractions: These are
human made attractions e.g. Cultural areas,
historic buildings or monuments, amusement
Heritage tourism: Tourism based on historic legacy as its main
focus e.g. natural landscape, historical buildings.
Adventure tourism: A form of tourism in natural areas that
incorporates an element of risk, higher levels of physical
exertion, and the need for specialised skills.
Resorts: A settlement where the primary function is tourism.
Resorts are normally associated with the coast. Large hotel
complexes are considered to be resorts.
Tourism hotspots: Places that experience high
levels of tourist arrivals. These places can also
be called tourist honeypots.
They can exist at a variety of scales.
There can be considerable variation in visitor
numbers on a seasonal and diurnal basis