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In recent years, many rural areas have turned to tourism as a way of reviving their communities. One challenge to such efforts is that community leaders in these areas often have limited experience with tourism and consequently lack the knowledge and resources to best facilitate sustainable tourism ...

Author(s)
Popp, L.; McCole, D.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Current Issues in Tourism, 2016, 19, 10, pp 988-1004
Abstract

Smaller US farms, such as those in Michigan where the average farm size is 215 acres, have been disproportionately impacted by (i) declining agricultural commodity prices; (ii) the competition-driven need to adopt capital-intensive, large-scale production; and (iii) the globalization of...

Author(s)
Che, D.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Elmsford, USA
Citation
Tourism Review International, 2006, 9, 4, pp 349-363
Abstract

Agricultural restructuring has disproportionately impacted smaller US farms, such as those in Michigan where the average farm size is 215 acres. To keep agricultural land in production, entrepreneurial Michigan farmers are utilizing agritourism as a value-added way to capitalize on their...

Author(s)
Che, D.; Veeck, A.; Veeck, G.
Publisher
Springer Science + Business Media, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Agriculture and Human Values, 2005, 22, 2, pp 225-234
Abstract

Based on the premise that pictures are not only culturally but also economically meaningful in the context of tourism, this article proposes a rearrangement of MacCannell's model "semiotics of attraction" to discuss current negotiations of meaning of sight/site marking with urban photography. In...

Author(s)
Tegtmeyer, L. L.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Tourist Studies, 2016, 16, 4, pp 462-477
Abstract

Family farms have long generated income from agricultural tourism including U-picks, wagon rides, corn mazes and petting zoos, but contemporary agricultural tourism reflects much greater sophistication in terms of product variety, services, activities, and marketing. In Michigan, farm operators...

Author(s)
Veeck, G.; Hallett, L., IV; Che, D.; Veeck, A.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Boston, USA
Citation
Geographical Review, 2016, 106, 3, pp 421-440
Abstract

The tourism industry is fragmented in nature and this is sometimes manifested in perceived or actual differences in viewpoint between various subsets of the sector. In Michigan, for example, anecdotal evidence suggests such differences based on geographic location (in the Upper or the Lower...

Author(s)
Nicholls, S.
Publisher
Cognizant Communication Corporation, Putnam Valley, USA
Citation
Tourism Analysis, 2013, 18, 6, pp 731-735
Abstract

Michigan agricultural producers, faced with declining commodity prices, rising production costs, and increased global competition, have looked at agritourism as a way to save the farm as well as provide customers with personalized service; high-quality, fresh food; and farm, nature, and family...

Author(s)
Che, D.; Veeck, A.; Veeck, G.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 98-103
Abstract

Purpose: Despite the increasing academic interest for urban ruins and evolutions of urban tourism, research on ruin tourism as an emergent form of urban tourism practice is still lacking. Drawing on existing works on urban exploration, the purpose of this paper is to provide a first geographical...

Author(s)
Gallou, A. le
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Cities, 2018, 4, 2, pp 245-260
Full TextCABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Value-added agricultural products and entertainment in Michigan's fruit belt.

This chapter details place-based strategies, including production and branding of regional, niche, and heritage foods and regional wines; development of agritourism destinations; and linking sites via tourist trails or routes. It also discusses recent private- and public-sector developments for...

Author(s)
Che, D.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935818)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
Abstract

The greening of tourism activities continues to receive attention from industry members and academics. This paper assesses familiarity with, perceived benefits of and adoption levels of various environmental initiatives within the accommodation sector in Michigan, USA, based on 217 responses to an...

Author(s)
Nicholls, S.; Kang, S. H.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2012, 20, 7, pp 953-974

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