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CABI Book Chapter

Agritourism.

Book cover for Agritourism.

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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 11 (Page no: 155)

Agritourists.

This chapter describes the types of people who would be interested in agritourism. USDA estimated that over 62 million people aged over 16 visited agritourist farms within 1 year. This does not include children aged below 16 years, estimated at 20 million. Data given by the Travel Industry Association of America suggest even 87 million. A common characteristic of agritourists is their willingness to stay on a farm, observe production processes, have contact with animals, etc. Agritourism is primarily oriented towards city inhabitants, especially from big cities and medium-sized towns. From the point of view of agritourism it is important to learn the characteristics of city inhabitants. The city population can be divided into the population of small and medium-sized towns and that of big cities. The bigger the size of a town or city, the higher the percentage of inhabitants interested in agritourism. However, most clients of agritourist farms will come from big and medium-sized cities. The main consumers of agritourist services tend to be people with university or higher education and their children. A family that has collected material assets may use agritourist services even if they have a lower income. They are more likely to use agritourist services than a family on their way to wealth. Families on their way to wealth are not the best clients of agritourist farms. Depending on the time of staying on the farm, agritourist clients can be grouped into the following segments: momentary agritourists; one-day agritourists; agritourists staying overnight; weekend agritourists; holidaymakers. At least two groups of potential tourists, discoverers and wanderers, may be potential clients of agritourist farms and rural tourism accommodation.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) The concept of agritourism. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
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: 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.

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