Jonathan M. Tisch Center of Hospitality
Visitor Attractions and Entertainment
Visitor attractions and entertainment are key elements of the tourist experience, as well as being a major part of the day visitor recreation market. This course reviews the principal types of visitor attractions in the commercial, public, and not for profit sectors; the key attributes of each of these attractions; and the implications for management. In order to understand the operation of these attractions, students consider the main management functions including finance, marketing, visitor management, facilities management, interpretation and education, ethical issues and the management of sensitive sites including sacred and dark heritage sites.