Museum & Art Galleries
Museums and art galleries are usually purpose-built for tourism. It is found all over the world. These fall into different categories of organizations. Some museums and art galleries are publicly funded or subsidized and others are privately owned, and therefore incur a cost to the visitor.Museums and art galleries vary considerably in size. They can also have different intentions, some are based on history, or science, or culture amongst a wide variety of other subject matter. Some museums offer niche or unusual products.
Heritage attractions are attractions that are old and have been in place for many years. These are attractions such as canals, places of worship, Historic properties, and visitor heritage Centres. These attractions are in place so that people can gain an appreciation of the past. Some man-made attractions are not purpose-built for tourism. Instead, they have been adapted for tourism. There is a wide range of buildings, areas, and places that have historical or cultural significance. These places are often restored or protected and then displayed to tourists. Historical or heritage-based tourist attractions include castles, famous walls, ruins, towers, monuments, religious buildings, houses, and palaces. These types of tourist attractions are often beneficial because they help to preserve culture and heritage & our faith.
Natural attraction has been created by nature and the one that is naturally occurring In other words, it is not built by man. There are many types of natural attractions around the world. In many cases, areas surrounding natural attractions have been developed for tourism because of the natural attraction that is on offer, many of these areas have been given a status to protect their environment and provide facilities so that people who visit can enjoy the sites. Natural attractions are also known as areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONB). They often provide the sites like National parks, Beaches, Caves, Cliffs, Mountains, Hills, Waterfalls, Islands, Forests. Where you can do activities like Climbing, hill walking, mountain biking, mountaineering, and potholing, and many more.
Theme parks are very popular built tourist attractions. They are built with the sole purpose of providing entertainment for visitors. There are many different types of entertainment parks around the world. Another example of an entertainment park is a waterpark. Waterparks can be both indoors and outdoors, although outdoor waterparks are usually larger, with more rides and facilities. Holiday parks like Centre Parks offer indoor waterparks as part of their offering to tourists. In warmer climates, such as in Spain or Italy, there are many outdoor waterparks. Waterparks often feature wave pools, lazy rivers, and a variety of slides and playgrounds. On the other side play parks are areas that have playing equipment for children.
One of the most popular types of tourist attractions is sports events. Sports attractions make up an important part of the sports tourism industry.
Whilst a sporting attraction may not always comprise a permanent infrastructure, like many of the types of tourist attractions that we have discussed so far, sporting events are most certainly attractions in their own right! , There are three main types of sport-based attractions: spectating, participating, and stadium tours.
Many special events take place around the world that be classed as types of tourist attractions.
Special events come in all shapes and sizes and there is no end to the different types of special events that can be organized. However, the most common types of special events are either markets, festivals and parades, exhibitions, or entertainment venues.
Heritage attractions are attractions that are old and have been in place for many years. In the UK, a lot of the attractions are heritage attractions. These are attractions such as canals, places of worship, Historic properties and visitor heritage Centres. These attractions are in place so that people can gain an appreciation of the past. Some examples are The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Smithills Hall and The East Lancashire Railway.