Generally speaking, a tourist attraction is such kind of a place that is largely considered to be such 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. 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.
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. 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 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.