What makes a tourist destination unique? A tourist destination is usually a place of interest visited by tourists, usually for its exhibited or natural worth, history, cultural or historical value, entertainment and leisure. The tourism industry is one of the world’s fastest-growing industries, with growing numbers of people visiting destinations all over the world, for their vacation or business retreats. As such, there has been much development in planning, organizing, creating and promoting tourist destinations. A tourist destination can be a historic monument, a spectacular artwork, a natural reserve, a man-made hotspot, a shopping mall, a sea beach or a mountain hiking trail, just to name a few.
There are many tourist attractions around the globe; some well-known destinations include the Grand Canyon, the Galapagos Islands, Bali, Easter Island, Hawaii’s Oahu, Jamaica, Timor, New Caledonia, Cambodia, Timor and Santorini, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo and the Seychelles. Cultural and historic monuments such as the Egyptian Pyramids, Great Wall of China, the Etruscan Age Capricorn Stone, Stonehenge and the Taj Mahal are some of the major attractions in India. Other destinations include Rome, Istanbul, Tibet, North America (US), South America (Latin America), Central Asia, Africa, Australia and many developing countries. Each of these destinations has unique attractions, culture and topography. Each year, thousands of tourists from different parts of the world visit these destinations and most of them return year after year, especially when it comes to visiting Europe and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
In order to promote a tourist destination, it needs to be marketed by means of media such as television, cinema, roadways, airports, bus stations, etc. The tourist destination must also be accessible by means of transport and accommodation for visitors. It is important that the tourist destination has good connectivity with other cities and counties. Another factor which promotes a tourist destination is its climate, as almost all tourist destinations will be visited during a few months in a year. The tourism industry is highly dependent on weather and therefore, climatic conditions are an important factor which promote a tourist destination.