Tourists cause problems at honeypots and their needs and desires conflict with those of other people

The purpose of this investigation is to explore the effects of tourism in a honeypot and test the following hypothesis:Tourists cause problems at honeypots and their needs and desires conflict with those of other people.The honeypot I have decided to study is Castleton village and the area surrounding it. Castleton is one of the many honeypots in the peak district national park.I hope to prove during this investigation that tourism can have both positive and negative effects on the local environment, amenities, industry and population.The sequence of this investigationThis investigation relates to the work in the GCSE Specification about the impact of tourism in National Parks, conflicts of interest between tourists and other groups and the problems that tourist can cause in honeypots.In order to achieve the aims of this investigation and to test the hypothesis, the following activities were carried out:1. An environmental survey2. A traffic flow survey3. A survey of facilities on Castleton’s main streetThe data from these surveys is presented and analysed in separate section of this investigation file.An evaluation of the work will conclude this investigation.What is Tourism?Tourism is defined by Webster’s dictionary as, ‘the practice of traveling for recreation.’ Another more concise definition is “Leisure time activity generally defined as involving an overnight stay or more, away from home.”This affects the areas visited and the landscape, industry and amenities.To produce the goods and services that attract and service tourist’s needs requires inputs from many industries-agriculture, construction, manufacturing- and from both the public and private sector.There are no clearly determined boundaries and no physical output like in a factory. So while many of the needs of tourists are standard e.g. somewhere to eat, drink, sit, buy souvenirs or use the toilet, many are unique to the area and the type of activity that occurs and the type of people it attracts e.g. walkers will support hiking and camping suppliers. A costal area would support beach shops.What are Tourists?Tourists are visitors to the area who travel there for lesure to enjoy the attractions secnary and activitys that caslton has to offer.WHAT IS A HONEYPOT?A honeypot is an area that attracts many tourists (just like a honeypot attracting bees!).There are three main types of honeypot defined according to the reason that they are attractive to tourists.The first is a historical honeypot that has an historical interest. It attracts historians and tourists. Because of Peveril Castle and the old lead mines Castleton would count as a historical honeypot.The second is a leisure honeypot that is a place where people can go to have fun or relax. It attracts many different people and Castleton would count because of the Speedwell and treak cliff caverns.The third type is a physical honeypot is where an object or objects attract people’s attention and makes them want to visit. Mountains are an example of physical honeypots, and the area around Castleton would count as a physical honeypot.