HRIM Notes October 27 - o Modern Riverboat Gambling 2006 83...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
HRIM Notes October 27, 2008 Chapter 14 - Destinations: Tourism Generators Recreation – revivification, new vigor, refreshment, and reanimation, as well as amusement of balance in our lives. Destination Generators Primary destinations (touring) – have a wide market and draw travelers o Ex – from a great distance – Disney, Las Vegas Secondary destinations (stop over) o Ex – Hoover Dam Theme Parks 600 Major theme parks 335 Million visitors in 2005 $10 Billion revenue in U.S. $19 Billion worldwide o Disney World 47 square miles Four theme parks Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, etc. Disney smaller parks Pleasure island, rock n roll beach club Casinos and Gaming 25% of Adults visited a casino in 2005 $30 Billion gross
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
o Growth factor pg. 465 Example: Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT, Foxwoods
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: o Modern Riverboat Gambling 2006 83 Riverboats = $10 billion Convenience (proximity to population) Intense need for state and local government for tax dollars Las Vegas 133,00 hotel and motel rooms Annual occupancy rates average over 80% Casinos take in roughly $11 Billion in Nevada Tourist spend about $400 each visit Visitors contributed $36.7 Billion a year Atlantic City 1976 gambling approved; 1978 first casino approved Required to reinvest 1.25% into community 35 million visitors/year 30,000 hotel rooms Located within 1/3 of US population in 300-mile range NYC, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., all in 150 mi. o Mostly day trippers less impact New breed of gamblers (poker)...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 02/25/2009 for the course HRIM 201 taught by Professor Drbartlett during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

Page1 / 2

HRIM Notes October 27 - o Modern Riverboat Gambling 2006 83...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online