Visitor attractions

The visitor attraction sector includes (but is not limited to):

  • aquariums
  • animal parks
  • heritage properties
  • theme parks
  • water parks and landmarks.

Visitor attractions vary significantly depending on size, facilities, target customer and type (indoor, outdoor, not-for profit, and presence of animals). They can have a local, regional, national or international presence.

This section covers how to value these attractions and the different considerations. It is important for valuers to have an understanding of the different factors affecting value in each segment of the market as well as the trading accounts of the business, license requirements and charitable status (if any).

The following sector is highly specialised and work should only be undertaken by valuers who have the necessary experience and competence, and are acting regularly in the sector.

This section is maintained by Amanda Blythe-Smith and Polly Graham.

Related content

RICS standards: RICS Valuation – Global Standards

Checklist: Visitor attractions