Honeypot (tourism)

A honeypot site is a location attractinga large number of tourists who, due to the numbers, place pressure on theenvironment and people.

Honeypots are frequently used by citiesor countries to manage their tourism industry.

The use of honeypots canprotect fragile land away from major cities while satisfying tourists.

Onesuch example is the construction of local parks to prevent tourists fromdamaging more valuable ecosystems farther from their main destination.

Honeypots have the added benefit of concentrating a large number ofincome-generating visitors in one place, thus developing that area, and in turnmaking the area more appealing to tourists.

However, honeypots can sufferfrom problems of overcrowding, including litter, vandalism, and strain onfacilities and transport networks.

Honeypots attract tourists because ofparking spaces, shopping centres, parks and public toilets.

The once sleepy medieval village has attracted an increasing number ofvisitors over recent years and is a classic example of a tourist 'honeypot'.


Enimie is one of these 'designated' places that are designed toattract people to it and therefore reduce the impact on the surroundingarea.


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