Resort

A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for holidays or vacations. Resorts are places, towns or sometimes commercial establishment operated by a single company.

Towns which are resorts — or where tourism or vacationing is a major part of the local activity — are sometimes called resort towns. If they are by the sea they are called seaside resorts. Inland resorts include ski resorts, mountain resorts and spa towns. Towns such as Sochi in Russia, Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt, Barizo in Spain, Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy, Druskininkai in Lithuania, Cancun in Mexico, Newport, Rhode Island in America, St. Moritz in Switzerland, Blackpool in England and Malam Jabba in Pakistan are well-known resorts.

In North American English, the term "resort" is now also used for a self-contained commercial establishment which attempts to provide for most of a vacationer's wants while remaining on the premises, such as food, drink, lodging, sports, entertainment, and shopping. The term may be used to identify a hotel property that provides an array of amenities and typically includes entertainment and recreational activities. A hotel is frequently a central feature of a resort, such as the Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island, Michigan. A resort is not always a commercial establishment operated by a single company, although in the late twentieth century this sort of facility became more common.

The Walt Disney World Resort is a prominent example of a modern, self-contained commercial resort. Self-contained resorts are common in the United States, but exist throughout the world. Resorts are especially prevalent in Central America and the Caribbean. Closely related to resorts are convention and large meeting sites. Generally these occur in cities where special meeting halls, together with ample accommodations as well as varied dining and entertainment are provided.

Other articles related to "resort, resorts":

Stardust Resort And Casino
... The Stardust Resort and Casino was a casino resort located on 63 acres (25 ha) along the Las Vegas Strip in Winchester, Nevada ...
Snowbird, Utah - Ski Resort
... location of Snowbird, east of Sandy Snowbird resort is a year-round ski and summer resort located in the heart of the Wasatch National Forest on the eastern border of the Salt Lake ... The resort first opened in December 1971 ... Beginning winter 2002, both resorts offer a joint day pass and a joint season ticket allowing full access all of the terrain on both mountains 26 ski lifts and tows and a skiable ...
Nybergsund - Recreation
... mountain and the associated ski resort owned by Skistar is also very close to Nybergsund, lying just 7 km (4.3 mi) to the northwest ... The ski resort is the largest in Norway, featuring 31 lifts and 66 different slopes ... The resort is popular mainly because of its relatively close proximity to Oslo, with about two and a half hours of travel time by car each way ...
Turning Stone Resort & Casino
... Turning Stone Casino and Resort is a resort owned and operated by the Oneida Indian Nation in Verona, New York ... The resort is a popular tourist destination in central New York State ...
Self-contained Resorts - Recreation
... A spa resort is a short term residential/lodging facility with the primary purpose of providing individual services for spa-goers to develop healthy habits ... Golf resorts are resorts that cater specifically to the sport of golf, and include access to one or more golf course and or clubhouse ... Golf resorts typically provide golf packages that provide visitors with all greens and cart fees, range balls, accommodations and meals ...

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