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. 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 and creative tourism are often the kinds of tourism that will see one in factory tours, industrial heritage, creative arts and crafts workshops. 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 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. 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 most of the tourist attractions will get their visitors such a memorable experience at reasonable rates, still there are some that are of bad business ethics and will tend to overprice their services and goods so as to make excessive profits 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 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.