The importance of visitor attraction in stimulating domestic tourism is established by the following extract from research carried out by Enjoy England. The research shows that England excellent in the providing of unspoilt country and history and Heritage. These are also products drivers for the British visiting England. The model has shown that local produce, Arts and craft (an activity), facilities for camping and caravanning, activities for children and Myths, legends and Folklores (popular culture) have high real importance amongst visitors and England is recognised as performing well.
Once again, it is clearly shown that visitor attractions are able to provide the features that appeal to tourists, unspoilt countryside, history and
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They also have need fundraisers, building mangers and educators. However, many visitor attractions have few remain staff. Staff may be employed on flexible contract so that they can be called up as needed, posts may be seasonal due to the winter closures and pay is often low for unskilled work. Associations like the association for leading visitor attractions are aware of these problems and are pushing government for action and investment in training. In addition, there are a large number of volunteers working in historic places. Figure 18.8 Mountfitchet castle uses a range of attractions to bring history to life for visitor’s visitor attraction provide security in a local environment. The visitors generate wealth in the locality by spending their money in hotels, restaurants and facilities in the area as well as in the visitor attraction.
Promoting cultural exchange
The role of the UK’s many galleries and museums is to conserve British culture so that it is there for future generations to see. There can be no doubt that the British government supports the cultural aspect of the UK’s public museums and galleries as they all receive funding by the DCMS ( department of culture, Media and sport), to varying degrees and take on the responsibility of protecting our cultural heritage. The following extract from the Tate website explains this role: The Tate Gallery first opened on