This paper will discover the major city destination from both an attractions point of view and a management point of view. Students will choose from the following destinations and prepare a 1500 word paper discussing the particular destination with respect to the problems below. One of the main goals of this research paper is to develop your library research skills, to help to you find current literature, government literature and academic journal articles. Pay very close attention to the rubric, this is how your essay will be marked.
Options for destination choice:
1. Halifax, Nova Scotia
2. Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
3. Saint John, New Brunswick
4. Fredricton, New Brunswick
5. Quebec City, Quebec
6. Montreal, Quebec
7. Ottawa, Ontario
8. Toronto, Ontario
9. Niagara Falls, Ontario
10. Winnipeg, Manitoba
11. Regina, Saskatchewan
12. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
13. Calgary, Alberta
14. Edmonton, Alberta
15. Vancouver, British Columbia
16. Victoria, British Columbia
Please note I have provided these options since they do have Destination Management Bodies, they do have literature and statistics about them and it gives students a great opportunity to either research a city the know well, or learn about a new destination.
Please comprise the following in your research essay:
A. Introduction (purpose statement, choice of destination, key points that you will cover in your essay)
B. Body: Major part of essay where you provide supporting information for your purpose statement and/or introduction.
a) Which organizations are liable for managing or encouraging tourism and visitors to the destination area?
i) What is the structure of this group (agency/DMO/province/town)?
ii) What is their mandate and/or vision statement?
iii) Describe their roles and responsibilities.
b) What are the major attractions of the destination? E.g., why do people visit these locations?
c) Provide destination statistics and economic impact, of the area (use government reports or statistics on visitor numbers and the contribution to local economy)
d) What factors would most likely impact tourism to this destination (both positive and negative) e.g., special events, international events and so forth.
C. Conclusions: Give a summary of your evidence and restate your key points.