Public awareness[ edit ] People have become more interested in how their food is produced. They want to meet farmers and processors and talk with them about what goes into food production. Accidents involving tractors, wagon rides, trips, falls, and traffic occur at agritourism operations on a regular basis. The farms display the lifestyles and work of active farmers, farming processes, farm products, and the opportunities and positive aspects of a life in the countryside.
Relevance in developing nations[ edit ] Rural tourism is particularly relevant in developing nations where farmland has become fragmented due to population growth.
The wealth that rural tourism can provide to poor households creates great prospects for development. Relevance in developed nations[ edit ] Rural tourism exists in developed nations in the form of providing accommodation in a scenic location, ideal for rest and relaxation.
From wine tours and eco-tourismto agritourism and seasonal events, tourism can be a viable economic component in rural community development. A conservative estimate from the Federal Reserve Board in Kansas, based on data, shows that basic travel and tourism industries accounted for 3.
Even more telling, data from the Travel Industry Association of America indicate that 1 out of every 18 people in the U. Local citizen participation is helpful and should be included in starting any kind of a tourism program.
Being prepared when planning tourism can assist in a successful program that enhances the community. Ecotourism provides an alternative form of travel to mass tourism.
Mass tourism is the idea of visiting a place with minimal responsibility to the local community and environment.
One in particular is the need to protect the environment and respect the local culture. According to the World Tourism Organization, ecotourism is growing three times faster than the tourism industry. Similarly, the World Conservation Union goes one step further in defining ecotourism to include enjoying and appreciating nature, have low negative visitor impact, and providing socio-economic involvement to the local populations.
In a neoliberalism theory, ecotourism is a win-win for both the host and tourist. This is because there is an effort for conservation when jobs are available outside of activities such as logging that harm the environment and the intrinsic value of the environment is taken into consideration.
Additionally, ecotourism enhances social capital for both the host and tourist when engaging in social interaction and learning about other cultures.
However, because ecotourism is most popular in vulnerable environments, it may unintentionally exploit the community causing a serious social justice issue. The idea of community ecotourism is placing the tourism activities in the hands of the local community.
It addresses the needs of the tourism businesses to minimize negative impacts and maximize positive impacts in all three parts of the community — social, economic, and environmental. Governments and outside agencies have pushed communities into hosting tourists which can sometimes cause more harm if the community is not prepared without relevant knowledge, leadership, or capacity.
Setting aside their ethnic tension, the clans planned a tourist lodge for two years that the government denied in five minutes. The lack of collusion among the local clans and the government created tension and failure for all parties.
As a whole, the rise in demand of tourism to exotic places as they become more accessible provides an opportunity for vulnerable and economically impoverished communities. In traditional tourism, these communities are often exploited and their resources depleted. It also includes the social inequities when considering the power in the host-guest relationship.Agritourism is a form of niche tourism that is considered a growth industry in many parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, the United States, and the Philippines.
Other terms associated with agritourism are "agritainment", "value added products", "farm . A model of integrated rural tourism, which took account of the various resources (cultural, social, environmental, economic), their use, and the role of pertinent stakeholders, was developed to explore effective methods of promoting tourism as part of a rural development strategy.
In the latest two decades, Rural Tourism (RT) has speedily developed and become an important concept of tourism in China.
However, there remains little understanding in the western world about RT for its special role in China’s rural socio-economic regeneration. In the latest two decades, Rural Tourism (RT) has speedily developed and become an important concept of tourism in China.
However, there remains little understanding in the western world about RT for its special role in China’s rural socio-economic regeneration.
Between rural tourism and agritourism there is a whole-to-part, agritourism being one of the components of rural tourism. Agritourism is, however, mostly practiced in relatively isolated areas with a diversified.
A model of integrated rural tourism, which took account of the various resources (cultural, social, environmental, economic), their use, and the role of pertinent stakeholders, was developed to explore effective methods of promoting tourism as part of a rural development strategy.