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Attractions

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Attractions

  1. 1. Unit 201- outcome 3: Tourist attractions around the world <br />Tourist attractions<br />Sophia Kadir<br />
  2. 2. Objectives<br />To be able to identify man-made and natural attractions <br /> To be able to identify various attractions around the world <br />
  3. 3. Types of attractions<br />Attractions provide the most important reason for leisure tourism to a destination (Cooper et al 2005). Attractions are the focus for recreational and sometimes educational activities. <br />Natural attractions <br /> These attractions are completely natural and include mountains, rivers, lakes, national parks, beaches, deserts and anything which has not been made by man. <br />Man-made attractions <br /> These are products of history and culture as stated by Cooper et al 2005. Sometimes they are created for tourism purposes other times they are created for a significant reason that is not at all to do with tourism but to make a statement. Types of manmade attractions include museums, galleries, statues, castles and buildings, shopping and leisure centres, theatres and sporting venues. <br /> - Theme parks are also man-made however they are popular worldwide therefore they need to be researched as an individual item. <br />
  4. 4. Types of attractions<br />Task 1: <br /> Think of some examples of Man- made and Natural attractions around the world. (5 mins) Can discuss with a partner<br />
  5. 5. Attractions in the UK<br />Theme parks:Alton towers, Thorpe park, Lego land <br />Natural: Lake Windermere, Giants Causeaway- Northern Ireland, Snowdonia- Wales<br />Manmade: Durham Cathedral, Chester zoo, Hadrians wall- Northumberlands, Eden project- Cornwall <br />
  6. 6. Giants Causeway- N. Ireland<br />Watch the Giants Causeway story <br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v17xIQtpRlc<br />
  7. 7. Attractions in Europe<br />Theme parks: Disney land resort Paris, Warner Bros movie world- Madrid, Port Aventura- Spain, Santapark- Finland<br />Natural: Rock of Gibraltar, the Fjords (Norway),Gran Paradiso National Park- Italy, The Black Forrest- Germany <br />Man-made: Little mermaid- Denmark, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel tower- France, Acropolis- Greece, Blue Mosque- Turkey <br />- Visit this website for natural attractions in Europe http://www.visiteurope.com/Discover/Themes/Flora---fauna<br />
  8. 8. Europe attractions<br />Little Mermaid- Denmark<br />The Blue Mosque- Istanbul, Turkey<br />
  9. 9. Attractions worldwide<br />Theme parks: Disney land, Universal studios (USA), Beijing Happy Valley, Dream world- Australia<br />Natural: Grand Canyan, Great Barier reef- Australia, Sugar loaf mountain- Brazil<br />Man-made: Tajmahal- India, Empire state building New York, Great wall of China, Imperial Palace- Tokyo, Japan, Chichen Itza- Mexico<br />
  10. 10. Attractions worldwide<br />Chichen Itza- Mexico<br />Sugar Loaf mountain- Brazil<br />

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