Should GPS tracking be used on all tourists to enable a better experience and tourism sustainability in the future?

Cities perform a range of functions that play an important role in providing visitors with satisfying and fulfilling experiences as a tourist destination.

A recent article ‘Understanding tourists’ spatial behaviour: GPS tracking as an aid to sustainable destination management’, published in Journal of Sustainable Tourism is freely available online until 31st June 2013.

The article carried out a study involving 154 participants in Sydney and Melbourne using GPS tracking and Google Earth to analyse how various kinds of tourist moved around each city. The article also suggested ways of improving tourism sustainability in Sydney and Melbourne. Following this example, is it vital to continue this work in other tourist destinations?

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09669582.2013.776063

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