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Old 01-27-2016, 11:00 AM
 
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If you had to attract tourists to your city/town what attractions would you create?
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Old 01-28-2016, 12:18 AM
 
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Your answers can be based on both your imagination and your experience. Thanks in advance for your attention!
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Brussels
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pedestrian city center. i've seen some cities who did that, and then those pedestrian streets were full of nicer restaurants, shops, bars, etc. and more people.

another thing i would do: try to get my city to be in games of thrones, or any famous movie or tv series. There is a big "movie" tourism that it is coming.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:09 AM
 
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Charlotte, NC in my opinion needs more restaurants, hotels and night life in general as I still consider it a sleepy city at night.

Charlotte, NC My Creations

• A casino though state legislators have already shut down the creation of a casino in Kings Mountain, NC.

• A more vibrant downtown.

• A Ferris wheel.

• A movie studio was proposed though the state cut back extensively on tax incentives. Now the movie studio is going to either South Carolina or Georgia.

I myself would like for Charlotte to start attracting tourist from around the world though as a banking city we aren't focused on tourism.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:54 AM
 
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My city already has enough tourist attractions and there is no need to create any more!
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Old 01-29-2016, 06:12 AM
 
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I would use topiary art to turn the town into an exhibition.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I live in a tourist town. I would create a GO HOME sign.
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I would create a long "strip" of nightclubs similar to Frenchmen Street in New Orleans, that offer different types of music AND sufficient parking (something that Portland is trying to squeeze out). My idea for this is more for the local music lovers, but if enough word got out then visitors would patron it.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Sweden
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I would like to recreate our folkpark (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folkpark) to former glory as it is now empty 300 days a year and if everything works well perhaps expand with a video arcade and a couple of carousels and amusement rides.
It could also be expanded with a new outdoors theatre that is empty most of the summer and a campsite with a water park and miniature golf.
I think everything is possible to develop with careful expansions if everything works.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:38 PM
 
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Well, for Moscow I would create a tourist "ambassador" organization similar to what I've seen in a few cities that employs outgoing, friendly(believe it or not, they exist), English-speaking Russians that helps tourists find their bearings and offers information on city attractions. I've visited a few tourism kiosks here and was practically treated as if I wasn't even there. Moscow has an abundance of attractions but the surly attitude of people in the hospitality sector is notorious. It might be an insurmountable challenge, but I believe there is an opportunity to instill international standards of hospitality and customer service in many areas that are somewhat lacking here.
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