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Agritourism describes the activity of holidaymaking in rural areas, specifically for those seeking a rural experience. Activities can include wine tours, outdoor sports, participation in the rural lifestyle and local community, enjoyment of the natural environment and the opportunity to enjoy truly locally produced food. Agritourism forms a significant proportion of the tourism sector, and its growth is set to continue in both developed and developing countries.The authors present the depth and variety of agritourism practiced around the world and cover all aspects of the economics and organization of agritourism. Topics discussed include agricultural economics, rural development, marketing, rural policy, different products and services available and the characteristics of agritourists.
Part I: An introduction to the economics of agritourism1: The concept of agritourism2: The economic and social importance of agritourism3: Multifunctional Development of rural areas4: Agritourist spacePart II: The economics and management of agritourism5: Agritourism Ventures6: Regulations of agritourism activities7: The organisation of an agritourism farm8: The economics of agritourism enterprises9: Cooperation of agritourist events10: Agritourist services and products11: Agritourists12: Agritourism marketsPart III: Agrotourist entities and enterprises13: Agrotouristic pillars14: Facilitating agritoursm15: Accommodation16: Mobility in agritourism17: Agritourist farms and enterprises around the world18: Agritourism on the edge19: The agritourism characteristics of five countries of the worldPart IV: Conclusions20: Agritourism Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
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