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Different Types of Resorts

This has lead to a variety of resort innovations, such as fitness and spa programs; self-adventure programs including hiking, rafting, and hunting; eco-tourism which offers educational environmental adventures; and learning opportunities such as windsurfing, cooking, or wine tasting.

The Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, for example, includes the largest indoor waterpark in the United States (Waterpark 10). It is a 378-room property which will add in the next year 80,000 square feet of meeting space, bringing the meeting space total to 120,000 square feet. This will include 10 theaters, 16 suites, 18 breakout rooms, four boardrooms, and a ballroom which can seat 3,000 people. All this space will be wired for internet access, audio-visual, and communications technology. The resort will also add 120 condominium units with 30 four-bedroom, 1,600 square-foot units on each floor of a four-storey complex. Owners of the condos will be able to place them in a rental pool managed by the Kalahari as extra guest rooms.

In the Philippines, a new idea to the resort industry is the Leisure Farms in Tagaytay (Landco). The concept is being called 'agritainment' and combines amenities such as swimming pools, a clubhouse, and camping grounds with lots where buyers can grow their own vegetables or flower gardens. It is the first comprehensive residential farm estate where 'weekend' farmers can have their farms managed by weekday farmhands who provide the tools and technology. The resort also features demonstration farms showcasing different approaches to farming, e.g. organic farming, coffee farming, and hybrid farming.

In the ski resort industry, changes have been made to accommodate the tastes of the aging baby boomer crowd. Larger chains are buying up many of the smaller ski resort chains, and building new hotels with more amenities, and adding snow-making equipment a


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