By far and large a tourist attraction is such a place that is deemed to be a place of interest. This is such kind of a place where people, tourists in essence, will be taking a visit to for its inherent or exhibited natural or cultural significance, historical importance, the natural or built beauty and one that has some fun and amusement to offer its visitors. For some of the classical examples of the traditional tourists attractions of all time we have such as the natural beauties such as the beaches, the tropical island resorts with coral reefs, hiking and camping in the national parks, mountains, deserts and forests all that offer an excellent opportunity for a summer getaway. There are as well some other cultural tourist attractions such as the historical places, monuments, the ancient temples, carnivals, ethnic enclave communities, historical trains, cultural events, theme parks, art galleries, botanical gardens, aquaria, museums and zoos. 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. Needless to mention the fact the landmarks are as well sure tourist attractions.
Tourist attractions are as well of the kinds that are built to commemorate some legends. For the examples of such tourist attractions are such as the supposed UFO crash site near Roswell, New Mexico and the Loch Ness Monster sightings in Scotland. There are as well those ethnic communities that have as well become tourist attractions and some are such as the Chinatowns found in the United States. The ghost sightings will as well fall in their own category as tourist attractions.
The marketing for the tourist attractions is often on billboards as it is always done by the owners. The tourist attractions will oftentimes provide free promotional items such as flyers and brochures in the information centers such as fast food restaurants, hotel rooms and rest areas and such like areas. In as much as some of the tourist attractions will provide their visitors such a wonderful and memorable experience at reasonable rates, there are as well some that will of the habit of overpricing their goods and services so as to get to profit extremely from the tourists.
The countries, the host country and the one from where the tourist will be coming, will have so much in economic benefits in economic impact and advantages. 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.