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A location, such as Shakespeare's birthplace, which is particularly appealing to tourists. Planners in National Parks often develop honey-pot sites with car parks, shops, cafés, picnic sites, and toilets, so that other parts of the Park will remain unspoilt; see Pickering and Buckley (2003) Mt. Res. & Dev. 23, 3 on Mt Kosciuszko, Australia.

‘The tourism hotspots Bondi, Byron Bay, Coogee and Manly are being buried under an avalanche of visitors…Councils in these honeypot areas are picking up the tab for everything from dumped cars, and closing illegal backpacker hostels, to increased rubbish collection and vandalism. They complain that although tourism may boost the national accounts, it does nothing for the bottom line of council budgets’ (Kennedy (2002), cited by Allon (2004) Space & Cult. 7, 1).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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