Keywords: recreational resources, natural and cultural heritage, sights, cadastre or register of tourist attractions, tourism attractivity.



GEOGRAPHY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, 2018, 2, p. 33-40

On the tourist attractions concept and attractions of a natural area (exemplified by the Land of the Leopard National Park)

S.V. Osipov*, **, A.M. Sazykin**, E.G. Somova**, ***

*Pacific Institute of Geography, Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences,
ul. Radio, 7, Vladivostok, 690041, Russia, sv-osipov@yandex.ru
**Far Eastern Federal University,
ul. Sukhanova, 8, Vladivostok, 690091, Russia, sv-osipov@yandex.ru, sazykin.am@dvfu.ru
***United Administration of the Land of the Leopard National Park
and the Kedrovaya Pad State Nature Biosphere Reserve,
pr. Stoletiya Vladivostoka, 127, Vladivostok, 690068, Russia, somovaevg@gmail.com

A study is made of the problem of inventory and development of the cadastre (register) of tourist attractions of a natural area in connection with the organization of tourist-recreational and educational activities in national parks. The content of the tourist attractions concept is considered. The rationale is set out for the most general categories (classes) in the classification of tourist attractions, such as naturalartificial, localregionalglobal, exploitedpotential, objectsevents, and realunreal. It is shown that the tourist attraction is not an object per se but an object in the structure of tourist-recreational, educational and other activities. It is found that objects and events become tourist attractions as a result of making them attractive in the eyes of the public. The diversity of tourist attractions of the Land of the Leopard National Park and surrounding territories and water areas was investigated. The following groups and sub-groups of tourist attractions were identified: landscapes or geocomplexes, the biota, medicinal springs and curative mud, places of human life and activity at present, places of life and activities of historical persons, historical events of the 19th20th centuries, places of life and traces of human activity in the Middle Ages, and places of life and traces of human activity of the ancient world. It is emphasized that one of the first stages of the organization of tourist-recreational and educational activities in the National Park involves developing the cadastre (register) of tourist attractions which serves as the basis for working out, on the basis of which excursion routes and programs are developed. It is noted that paying due attention to local and regional tourist attractions is of great educational importance, as this restores to man the ability to see not only well-known (branded) objects but perceive the world around him in all its diversity.

Keywords: recreational resources, natural and cultural heritage, sights, cadastre or register of tourist attractions, tourism attractivity.

DOI: 10.21782/GiPR0206-1619-2018-2(33-40)

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