Patterns of subordination, consumption, and representation are increasingly becoming more complex. Though it is often acknowledged that advantaged groups go on to benefit from the effects of power, they are not however, always been able to control power. To a certain extent, power is inclined to progressively push its way through the construction, distribution and use of meanings connected with the frequently changing forms of representation. There has been very little attention on the significant role that the process of representation plays in providing an understanding of the lifestyles, norms and traditions of people.
Tourism is not only a useful mechanism for understanding other peoples cultures, race and lifestyles, but also has the tendency to show the sign of producing time and again, conflicting or contradictory representations.
Previous studies have collectively suggested that on the whole, there is an increasingly diversified group of tourists from different backgrounds and continents who visit tourist sites for several reasons be it cultural, leisure, religious, socio-economic and a combination of many other factors. This essay will also highlight the effects of socioeconomic and analytical characteristics of tourists on visitation patterns and also different types of cultural attractions. The cultural attractions were grouped as four main types: Festival and Musical Attractions, Commercial Recreation Parks, Local Festivals and Fairs, and Knowledge/Aesthetic Seeking Attractions. The results showed that the participation patterns for diverse cultural attractions were determined by socioeconomic/demographic characteristics as well as the number/distance of trips.
This essay will discuss notions of tourism and also identify the role of cultural and spatial difference in European conceptualizations of the exotic other. The millions of