In a general sense, a tourist attraction is by far and large that place that is seen to be such a place of interest. The tourist attraction will by far and large be such kind of a place where there will be tourists coming over to pay visits to as a result of the inherent or exhibited natural, cultural and or historical significance and as well it is the kind of place that will offer the patrons coming over to it some amusement and fun to the visitors coming to it. Some of the traditional examples of the tourists attractions that we have seen of all time are such as natural beauties at national parks, mountains, tropical island resorts with coral reefs, hiking and camping on deserts, mountains, forests and all these offer an excellent getaway for summer vacation. Added to these are the other cultural tourist attractions such as the historical places, monuments, ancient temples, carnivals, ethnic enclave communities, historical trains, museums, aquaria, zoos, botanical gardens, art galleries and theme parks. Industrial tourism and creative tourism are the kinds of tourism that have in their prime objective factory tours, industrial heritage, creative arts and crafts workshops. Not to forget the fact that landmarks have as well been seen to be very good tourist attractions.
There are as well some tourist attractions that are built to be a means for the commemorations of some legends. Some examples of such are such as the supposed UFO crash site near Roswell, New Mexico and the so-called Loch Ness monster sightings found in Scotland. Some ethnic communities have as well been seen as tourists attractions and these are for example the Chinatowns found in the United States. There are as well the ghost sightings which will as well make ideal tourist attractions.
The marketing for the tourist attractions is often on billboards as it is always done by the owners. The tourist attractions will always provide free promotional items such a brochures and flyers in information centers, fast food restaurants, hotel rooms and lounges. In as much as there are some of the tourist attractions that will offer the visitors such a memorable experience at fair prices there are some that have been of the habit of overpricing and as such making some unfair prices from the tourists.
Tourism as an industry has been known for the fact that it quite gets to generate the countries some sure substantial income and other economic benefits. The tourist attractions can actually contribute significantly to government revenues, provide employment, spur infrastructure development, and provide forex earnings to the country and many other economic advantages to the country.