People go to destinations for various reasons, dependent on their preferences -
for sport, relaxation at the beach, mountain scenery, events, meeting friends
- and the places they choose match their budget and desires.
Sometimes a destination becomes so popular, tourism goes beyond the ability of the
destination to support it. This may affect the tourist experience, and indeed,
the quality of the destination. When this happens, a tourism hotspot may be said to
This site is about the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in visualising
tourism activity, and in identifying "Hotspots". We use the Northern Rivers of NSW
as our example and take you to the site as if you are working at the side of the GIS operative.