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Title: Destinations


1
Destinations
  • Locations can come in all sizes and shapes
  • From mountaintop resort to cruiseship sailing
  • People often want to escape from daily routine
  • People are attracted to pleasing natural beauty
  • Area that have developped entertainment
  • Area with mild climate
  • ? Important destination component Ease of access

2
Roman Empire
  • The Romans were the first to enjoy the pleasures
    of resorts
  • They were build around public baths
  • Located at hot natural mineral springs
  • ? Main reason for travel

3
Classifying Destinations
  • There are different way to classify destinations
  • By Season Summer resort Winter resorts
    Winter vacation resorts Four season resorts
  • By Type of trip Cruise Beach Casino - Ski
  • ? By considering seasonality and level of
    commercial developent

4
Tourist Destination
Seasonal delights
Far from the crowd
Sport activities
Degree of Seasonality
Year-round playgrounds
Links to the past
City sights
Level of Commercial Development
  • There are six groupings that emerge when the
    primary influences of seasonality and level of
    commercial and investment are taken into
    consideration

5
Far From the Crowd
Far from the crowd
Degree of Seasonality
Level of Commercial Development
  • ? Hunting and fishing lodges Guest ranches
  • Managers must in a short period of time hire and
    train the staff Bring all system into operation
  • Difficulty to find on short notice an electrician.

6
Links to the Past
Degree of Seasonality
Links to the past
Level of Commercial Development
  • ? Heritage sites Religious sites
  • Might be affected by religious holidays
    (Jerusalem, Mecca, Varanasi) ? Pilgrimages
  • Heritage sites are the hottest trend. Tourists
    want to learn about their roots.

7
Seasonal Delights
Seasonal delights
Degree of Seasonality
Level of Commercial Development
  • ? Mountain, seaside or summer resorts
  • A resort is traditionally a summer operation
    offering besides a comfortable room and goood
    food, seaside or mountain location scenic,
    historical, recreational or therapeutic
    advantages.

8
Sporting Activities Snow Holiday
Sport activities
Degree of Seasonality
Level of Commercial Development
  • Problem of unpredictable weather pattern
  • Investments in snow-making and grooming equipment
    to start and maintain a ski resort
  • Potential number of skiers decreasing
  • Very risky investment

9
Sporting Activities Golf Resorts
Sport activities
Degree of Seasonality
Level of Commercial Development
  • In USA, 40 million golfers, in USA and Europe,
    golf grow fastly ? Need of new golf courses
  • Golf is both recreational, a social event, and an
    opportunity to enjoy the natural surroundings
  • Golf courses are an important resort revenue
    center.

10
Year-Round Playgrounds Spa
Degree of Seasonality
Year-round playgrounds
Level of Commercial Development
  • Technically spa means mineral spring
  • Place where people go rejuvenate bodies minds
  • Where people will find healthy food, exercice
    classes, baths, massages, herbal treatments and
    educational training programs.

11
Year-Round Playgrounds Cruise Ships
Degree of Seasonality
Year-round playgrounds
Level of Commercial Development
  • Cruising is booming because cruising is fun
  • Duration between 3 to 18 days
  • Popular destinations 1. The Caribbean 2. The
    Mediterranean 3. Alaska 4. Coast of Mexico

12
Year-Round Playgrounds Cruise Ships
  • Cruise ships carry a large staff in charge og
    hotel operation, including
  • Hotel manager, housekeeping staff, chef and
    kitchen staff, maitre D and dining room staff,
    FB manager
  • Occupency rate 95 (70 for hotels)
  • Satisfaction rate 85 and over are extremely
    or very satisfied (the highest in the travel
    business)
  • 1. Everyone receive the same service quality 2.
    experience new activities 3. feeling of security.

13
Year-Round Playgrounds Casino Resorts
Degree of Seasonality
Year-round playgrounds
Level of Commercial Development
  • Casino resorts are a groing segment of tourism
  • Travelers look for other entertainment
    experiences
  • Casino resorts in Nevada such as Las Vegas
    provide a large diversity of entertainment in
    order to attract the family market.

14
Year-Round Playgrounds Integrated Resorts
Degree of Seasonality
Year-round playgrounds
Level of Commercial Development
  • Also called four-season resorts
  • A sort of giant country club with rooms
  • Destination designed to be self-contained
    vacation retreats.

15
City Sights
Degree of Seasonality
City sights
Level of Commercial Development
  • City that has developped a tourist destination.
    Tourists are attracted to those locations
    because
  • 1. Great food 2. Accommodations 3. Interesting
    things 4. Beautiful architecture 5. Sense of
    history 6. Friendly people 7. Unique caracter.
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