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This document has definitions of terms found in the a resource paper titled Tourism as Economic Development : A Brief Guide for Communities and Enterprise Developers.

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define amusement park:

. . . an attraction as tourism product, aka theme park, which, according to an amusement parks benchmark study of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), Alexandria, VA is . . . a large, high-profile attraction that offers guests a complex of rides, food services, and games. Live entertainment is frequently offered as well. Less common facilities include parks operated on piers, thrill ride parks, and historic transit parks. Amusement parks may incorporate other major attractions, such as water parks, into their offerings. Their size usually dictates that these are outdoor attractions. The number and variety of rides, games, and entertainment venues at the larger attractions often attract users for most of a day or more. Typically, everyone in a family finds something to do at an amusement park. (source of quote)
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define attraction:

. . . an enticement or allurement as a natural or man-made thing, event, or locality; anything that has characteristics that draw the attention of pleasure travelers and thus causes them to pause and linger at its location. Often themed attractions, such as amusement parks as well as villages and town centers with walk-around-areas are tourist attractions. The latter are also facilities and venues that quality as tourism product. Tourist attractions are places of interest for recreation and leisure time activities. Examples of what attracts visitors are places and things of . . . cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty, or amusement opportunities. Some examples include historical places, monuments, zoos, aquaria, museums and art galleries, botanical gardens, buildings and structures (e.g., castles, libraries, former prisons, skyscrapers, bridges), national parks and forests, theme parks and carnivals, living history museums, ethnic enclave communities, historic trains and cultural events. Many tourist attractions are also landmarks (source of quote). In addition to listings in the quote are attractive places with sports and fitness facilities and events as well as those that offer acclaimed unique, discount or upscale shopping experiences.
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define tourism:

. . . a component of the travel industry. Its focus is on providing services to pleasure travelers and increasing the flow of capital, especially in the form of money, into the places they visit. Pleasure traveler is a two-word definition of tourist. The term tourism industry, which suggests a business classification, is sometimes used. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has a glossary of statistical terms that explains tourism industry in terms of its characteristic activities.

Following are the first two paragraphs of Tourism as Economic Development : A Brief Guide for Communities and Enterprise Developers:

Somewhere centuries ago a community decided to celebrate, and a festival was born. Vendors sensed that people would gather and be in a mood to buy their wares. Townsfolk realized that visitors from afar would need places to rest. Someone knew enough to organize the event and, if that person was a visionary, he knew that revelers would pay to watch the sun go down, that is if accompanying food and music were provided.

Visitors beat new paths to the community. Paths turned into roads. Vendors decided that the festival was sustainable, so they stayed on, calling the place where they gathered to do business the market. The community now had a commercial center. Dwellings that offered hospitality became inns and eating-places. The sun was reliable in its setting. This was the place where tourism was born.

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define tourism marketing:

. . . endeavors and processes that involve creating, exchanging, communicating and delivering information about one or more destination points, events or venues accommodating to people seeking amusement, entertainment, recreation, gaming or leisure retreat, especially, in a hospitality environment; a form of economic development marketing.
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define tourism product:

. . . whatever is put into tourism promotion. In a 1997 interview, Bill Hardman, Sr. former president and CEO, Southeast Tourism Society, Roswell, GA said . . . Tourism product ranges from fulfillment pieces to trade shows. It can be a whole community (location) or an individual facility, such as a park (site) or a hotel (property). Tourism product includes events (and their venues) as well as individual efforts to be hospitable. (Venues) range from natural settings to man-made attractions and from public conveyances to pathways.
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Also, in a 1997 interview, Jerold Kappel stated that . . . Tourism product is community based. A community is . . . a place where people live, work, and share things in common (source of quote). At the time Kappel was interviewed he was with the American Association of Museums (AAM). Peggy Wireman wrote in her book, Partnerships for Prosperity, that ... From the point of view of economic development, a museum is a product - something that attracts visitors.

Product as supported by public agencies . . . is a blend of conservation, community and economic development (source: Alvin Rosenbaum).
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5 categories of tourism product:

In the commercial context, which refers to where cash registers ring, tourism product consists of (1) events, i.e., festivals, family reunions, celebrations, spectator sports, and conventions as well as other association gatherings; (2) locations, i.e., public parks in a natural settings and accessible points of interest as well man-made settings, for example, amusement parks and recreation areas; (3) properties, i.e., eating places, accommodations, museums, historic buildings and sites as well as conference centers, arenas, stadiums, fairgrounds, rinks and fields; (4) operations, such as guided tours, hostels, restaurants, retail, and regional malls. (5) materials aimed at attracting tourists. Materials include guides, books, maps and other pieces that go into fulfillment packages
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define tourism prospect:

. . . people who travel or, according to a Wikipedia reference to Collection of Tourism Expenditure Statistics , who ... travel to and stay in places outside their usual environment for more than twenty-four (24) hours and not more than one consecutive year for leisure, business and other purposes not related to the exercise of an activity remunerated from within the place visited (source of quote). Prospects are also enterprise developers working with projects related to commercial traveler accommodations and leisure-time activities.
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define venue:

. . . the scene or setting in which something takes place, usually, a sports event or other activity planned for in advance and prepared for people to gather; a place for an activity. A tourism venue is an attraction that draws the attention of the pleasure traveler to a place of interest. For an example of venue used in that context see the eHow article, Research Topics About Community Involvement in Tourism, which states: Generally, tourism efforts address cities, regions or states in an effort to either generate interest in a particular destination based on existing attractions, or to foster the creation of new and unique venues to draw visitors to the desired location (source of quote).

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define visitor:

. . . one who is at a place with an assumption or schedule of departure; a nonresident; someone in a place other that where it can be said he or she is from; an outsider in a place temporarily or on a sojourn; a traveler in a place with intention of moving on or going back to where he or she came from after a period of stay; a traveler on an extended or overnight stay as guest, tourist or caller; a traveler who passeses through a local economy and leaves money or its equivilant behind—if it should happen to be that the visitor invests in sightseeing or other leisure time activities he or she becomes a tourist traveler.
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define walk-around-area:

. . . a promenade or mall environment accommodating to pedestrian traffic as opposed to vehicular traffic, especially, a place for visitors to stop and linger if they so desire; a store-front area that encourages window shopping, for example, the sidewalks of a main street or town square, or a plaza. A tourist attraction convenient to parking where people can enjoy walking and discovering things of interest; likewise, a common passageway available as an open area of, for example, a shopping complex where visitors can easily walk in and out of stores, restaurants, and businesses.
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