By far and large a tourist attraction is such a place that is deemed to be a place of interest. This will in actual be such a place that has tourists coming over to pay it a visit as a result of the inherent or exhibited natural, cultural or historical significance and will have some fun and amusement to offer the tourists patronizing such an area. For some of the classical examples of the traditional tourists attractions that we have had for quite some time are such as the natural beauties such as beaches, the tropical island resorts with the coral reefs, hiking and camping in the national parks, deserts, forests, and mountains and all these will indeed get the tourists the excellence that they deserve while on their getaways. 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. Factory tours, industrial heritage and creative arts and crafts workshops are often the prime objective when you get to industrial tourism and creative tourism. The other kinds of tourist attractions available are as well the landmarks which have been an attraction to as many.
There are as well some tourist attractions that are built to be a means for the commemorations of some legends. Some of the examples of these are such as the supposed UFO crash site near Roswell, New Mexico and the Loch Ness monster sightings that are 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. 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 tourists attractions will quite contribute significantly to government revenues, spur infrastructure development, earn the locals foreign earnings, provide employment and so many other economic advantages.