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CABI Book Chapter

Agritourism.

Book cover for Agritourism.

Description

This book presents the depth of the new wave of agritourism apparent around the world. This book consists of four parts. The first section is an introduction to the economics of agritourism; it introduces the role of organization, management, logistics, safety, marketing, finance, economics and psychology and, within agritourism, discusses the role and importance of agritourism in the multifunctio...

Chapter 1 (Page no: 3)

The concept of agritourism.

This chapter discusses the concept of agritourism. Agritourism is a style of holiday that is normally spent on farms. The term agritourism is understood differently by tourists and providers of agritourist services. For a tourist, agritourism means familiarizing oneself with agricultural production or recreation in the agricultural environment or it may include an opportunity to help with farming tasks during the visit. However, this definition does not fully render what the term agritourism means to people providing agritourist services. In fact, agritourism is a term introduced by representatives of the supply party representing the interests of farms providing agritourist services. This resulted in a considerable extension of the term to all activities related to providing services for tourists and holidaymakers. Therefore the entities providing agritourist services include in the term agritourism various forms of the accommodation industry. There are no reasons why agritourism and rural tourism should not be distinguished. There are three main features that differentiate agritourism from conventional tourism. The first feature is the possibility to satisfy human need with practical participation in the process of food production, in the life of a rural family and in a rural community. The second characteristic quality of agritourism in relation to conventional tourism is the possibility to satisfy the human cognitive need within farming production or ethnography. The third feature of agritourism is the possibility to satisfy emotional needs, which is the willingness to have direct contact with domestic animals, plant and animal products and the products of processing, and the need to experience the idyllic countryside associated with the atmosphere of rusticity, silence, sounds or even smells of the country and farm. Commonly three agritourism functions are: socio-psychological; economic; spatial and environmental.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) The economic and social importance of agritourism. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 43) Multifunctional development of rural areas. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 54) Agritourist space. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 85) Agritourism ventures. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 91) Regulations of agritourism activities. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 96) The organization of an agritourist farm. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 108) The economics of agritourist enterprises. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 122) Cooperation of agritourist entities. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 132) Agritourist services and products. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 155) Agritourists. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 168) Agritourism markets. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 179) Agritourism pillars. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 182) Facilitating agritourism. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 196) Mobility in agritourism. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 215) Agritourist farms and enterprises around the world. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 244) Agritourism on the edge. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 254) The agritourist characteristics of five countries of the world. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 275) Agritourism yesterday, today and tomorrow. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.

Chapter details

  • Year of Publication
  • 2009
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934828
  • Record Number
  • 20093120381