Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends

Articles from Vol. 4, No. 1, June

Analysis of the Process of Local Agrifood Products Development and Tourism in a Rural Area: A Case Study in the South of Belgium
Introduction In the past thirty years, several projects were set up to develop tourism in such a way that it contributes to policies and strategies of development a rural area. The particular position occupied by tourism is due to the fact that...
Copreneurship and Rural Tourism: Observations from New Zealand and Future Research Directions
Introduction Copreneurship The activities of couples in business have long been recognised, but it was not until the 1980s that this phenomenon was defined as copreneurship (Barnett & Barnett, 1988). Copreneurs are domestic couples who share...
Foreword
For several decades the rural space in developed market economies has been undergoing a major process of restructuring. Principles of concentration, specialization, and scale economies have been the driving forces of agricultural change. This has been...
Methodology of Determining the Agri-Tourism Potential on Georgia's Example
"All provinces of Georgia, and generally the nature of that country, are the most beautiful on the face of the Earth" Arthur Leist--German writer, publicist and translator "Georgia is destined for tourism" Franchesko Frangialli--Secretary-General...
Rural Tourism and Arts Entrepreneurship in the North Carolina Appalachian Mountains
Introduction Rural communities throughout North America have relied on entrepreneurship as part of economic sustenance strategies. At the same time, tourism has increased in economic importance to rural communities as traditional industries such...
Rural Tourism Demand: Duration Modeling for Drive Tourists' Length of Stay in Rural Areas of the United States
Introduction Rural communities in the United States have experienced increasing economic challenges in recent decades and many have looked to increase tourism in their destinations as a means to support economic development. Tourism in these rural...
Rural Tourism in Lijiang, China, and Its Impact upon the Local Minority Communities
Introduction To a large extent, the role of tourism in China's ethnic regions, which constitute 66% of its overall territory, is often associated with the purpose of facilitating the local economic growth (McKhann, 1998; Pan, 2002), improving infrastructure...
Rural Tourism in the Romanian Carpathians
Introduction In the context of an increasingly harsh contemporary globalization process, the multiple problems specific to rural spaces are intensifying, rendering in this way lasting alternatives to traditional economic activities specific to these....
Rural Tourism to the Rescue of the Countryside? Oltenia as a Case Study
Introduction During the last decades, tourism has become a very important economic sector for many countries, governments paying great attention to the promotion of the country's image on the international market in order to attract visitors and,...
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