The National Tourism Assistant Secretary's Office analyzed local and international signs, and found that there was a lack of uniformity in the graphic representation of tourist-oriented symbols. Accordingly, a system was devised of signs that would be easily recognizable to the user. Theses consisted of curves and straight line interacting to form simple and harmonic figures. Subjects are categorized as "Tourist Attractions," "Convenience Stations," and "Activities." The National Tourist Signing System uses two types of signs (vehicular and pedestrian) to inform the tourists of the existence of a particular point of interest and the distance and direction to it. Public transportation information is included in the system, which the Tourism authorities hope will be adopted internationally. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the IRF Inter American Regional Meeting, Buenos Aires, 5-9 May 1980. Papers can be obtained in original language only. For individual papers see also TRIS 316755-316799.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Road Federation

    525 School Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20024
  • Authors:
    • Razquin, M E
  • Publication Date: 1980


  • Spanish

Media Info

  • Pagination: n.p.
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00316777
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Road Federation
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 3 Volumes Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM