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Tourism Resources

The term tourism resources describes natural and man-made attractions, infrastructure, services, and the conditions that attract tourists to an area and may contribute to the formulation of a tourism destination. As a term, it is closely related to the different models (e.g., massive, alternative) of tourism development and to the planning procedures for tourism resorts. The basic characteristics of the mass tourism model are vast, standardized, and fully organized facilities, constituting an infrastructure that is developed especially for large groups of tourists. This development model has uncontrolled impacts on the environment, society, culture, and economy of the tourist regions. The alternative tourism model is based on balanced infrastructure planning and is addressed to tourists with special interests. These tourists travel to tourism regions that respect ...

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