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as a business, communications and entertainment heart of the area, until now it has a reputation of a progressive, Dynamic City with lots to offer for everyone. Atlanta?s recognize that tourism is a viable urban resource. Much of the redevelopment of the city was carried out with the tourism in mind. For example, the unusual Regency Hyatt Hotel was designed not just as a hotel, but as an attraction in and of itself. The Atlanta Underground was a historic but decaying section of the city that was rebuilt in large part to provide visitors with an attractive center for diverse day0and night time activities. Atmosphere is also regarded as an attraction because a city with good atmosphere will draw tourists. Atmosphere is an intangible quality that relates to such characteristics as charm or quaintness, liveliness and excitement, friendliness and warmth, good vibes and being with it. Visitors react to it subconsciously?it is a feeling, which the city imparts. Every city has its own intrinsic atmosphere, which may act as a positive or negative force. However, atmosphere can be enhanced or changed by promotion and development activities. The strength of appeal of any attraction is closely related to quality. If an attraction has a desirable uniqueness, its appeal may be relatively absolute. If it is one of a kind and can not be missed (such as the White House or Congress). Elements involved in quality are attractiveness, convenience and standards of maintenance. Quality can be used as a tool in promoting tourism along certain desirable lines. The final constraint in any development or promotion of a city and its attractions is the tourist himself. Attractions are meaningless if the tourist does not respond favorably towards them. His preferences and preoccupations are ultimately the factor on which promoters must concentrate. Quality and urban environment Pollution, decay filth, decay coldness, confusion?crime, cost, stress, ugliness Cities reflect the heights of human aspiration and the depths of human weakness. They are every extreme of success and failure, of beauty and ugliness, of wealth and poverty, of creativity and mediocrity. All that is found in a city, and all that happens in one, together form a living environment. It is composed of people, buildings, attitudes, work problems, etc. It is this total atmosphere that confronts a tourist when he thinks of visiting a city. Is the environment desirable? The total tourist is most affected by total environment in all its aspects, positive and negative, than any other group. Because the tourist has freedom of choice and a wider range of wants and needs with personal preferences, he will weigh more variables in selecting his destination. (Report of the National Tourism Resources Review Commission, 1993). Bibliography References Destination USA Volume 3 Report of the National Tourism Resources Review Commission June, 1976 Destination USA Volume 5 Report of the National Tourism Resources Review Commission 1973 References Destination USA Volume 3 Report of the National Tourism Resources Review Commission June, 1976 Destination USA Volume 5 Report of the National Tourism Resources Review Commission 1973 (Report of the National Tourism Resources Review Commission, 1993).