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    Tourist complexes

    Hi, i'm a new member!!!
    I would be grateful if anyone can help me. I'm doing my master degree project and I need exemples of well organized tourist complexes anywhere in the world.....so if anyone have any idea where can I find that please answer me...
    Thank You!!!

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    Tourist complex?

    Like Disney World?

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    Quote Originally posted by Jeff View post
    Tourist complex?

    Like Disney World?
    Or like Whistler, BC?

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    Airports could be tourist complexes, but not exclusively.
    Some cities like Las Vegas or Orlando have lots of tourist complexes, including, resorts and other mixed-use recreation, entertainment, hotel and dining and shopping complexes.
    Whether these places are well-organized is a subjective matter. However, you could say that the developers of these places are trying to capture as many tourist dollars as they can.

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    Tourism complexes

    Use Google Earth to look at, then do further search and literature reviews on:
    - Phuket Island and other tourist resorts in Thailand,
    - Los Americanos and other resort areas in the Canary Islands
    - Sharm el Sheik at the southen tip of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, and other resort complexes on the north west coast of Egypt.

    and similar resorts around the world. There are many in Turkey, other parts of Spain (Mallorca), Malaysia, Bernuda and other parts of the Caribbean, etc. Go into your local travel agent / vacation agent and get catelogues to help you start your search.

    These and many others have been created entirely to support the tourist trade, and suffer drastically as soon as there are any political disruptions (like terror attacks). The first list are on the scale of entire towns, and these particular ones are geared to the beach crowd with lots of beach and water sports. Entertainment complexes like Disney or general funfares may be incorporated from the beginning or added later. In the case of Sharm el Sheik, major conference facilities have been built, and it has become an important international meeting place for the likes of President Bush and other regional potentates.

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    Costa Rico has several "all inclusive" resorts. There are 2-3 near the town of Liberia. They are on a beach, but not exclusively weach oriented. For the fee, one gets room, meals, drinks and use of the pool, beach and other recreational activities and evening entertainment. If you want to go to the rainforest, horseback riding, etc. you pay extra. The trip down from a US airport via a chartered plane is generally available at a big discount. Check out the web to get some names and Google earth will give good aerial photos of some on the Pacific coast.

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    I thank all of you for your help... I was not specific, I'm sorry... i need smaller tourist complexes with hotels, lake, horseriding activities, museum... thank you again

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    Oglebay Resort Park in West Virginia. http://www.oglebay-resort.com/
    Stone Mountain Park in Georgia. http://www.stonemountainpark.com/

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    Wisconsin Dells is a major tourist complex in a sparsely populated area in central Wisconsin, located in the Midwestern United States. I believe it is the largest agglomeration of waterparks in the world. Not to mention, it has several scenic features including the Wisconsin River, the actual "dells", and a lake (until a levee breach drained it a few weeks ago). There are also camping areas, forests, miniature golf courses, regular golf courses, water sports, and yes, even horseback riding. Oh, and you can't forget all the hotels, the casino, the amuseument parks, and the hole-in-the-wall souvenir shops and museums. But yet, Wisconsin Dells and its twin city Lake Delton only have less than 5,000 full-time residents combined.

    More information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin_Dells%2C_Wisconsin
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    Branson, Missouri is a tourism-based community. While it can be looked at a whole, there are many parts that can be singled out. I would suggest...Silver Dollar City, The Shepard of the Hills, The music theaters and their niche, also you could say that Branson has a "natural" complex with the convergences of the tri-lakes.

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