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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
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The youth travel market is a major growth segment of international tourism. The purpose of this study was to explore the travel behaviors and perceptions of United Kingdom college students with regards to the United States as a travel destination. Two objectives were formulated, to determine...

Author(s)
Park, S. H.; Latkova, P.; Nicholls, S.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 8-15
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If we think of a tourist destination as a platform from which a variety of tourist experiences can be delivered, we could conceptualize these experiences as the "product line" offered by or associated with the tourist destination. That conceptualization enables the manager of the destination to...

Author(s)
Daniel, H.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 89-97
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The purpose of this study was to re-examine and update geographic travel and lifestyle activity market trends for those areas targeted by New England (USA) destinations beyond the year 2000. The central theme was to examine in detail the primary, secondary and tertiary geographic markets targeted...

Author(s)
Warnick, R. B.; Bojanic, D. C.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 78-88
Abstract

Sport tourism events are used by destinations to enhance their image. The components of an event's brand image, however, have not been well studied. Keller (1993) suggested that brand image consists of brand associations featuring attributes, benefits, and attitudes toward the "product."...

Author(s)
Kaplanidou, K.; Vogt, C.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 2-7
Abstract

A traditional tourist attraction in New England is the classic rural New England town. These small communities have a small-town feel bounded by family farms and wooded lands. These towns are heavily visited during the fall foliage season and during spring maple sugaring operations. The rural...

Author(s)
Bristow, R. S.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 185-189
Abstract

Thirty-five or more fee-fishing businesses in West Virginia are often characterized as small businesses, and they could benefit from connecting with larger travel packages that are more likely to attract out-ofstate anglers. The objectives of this study are to: (1) identify mini-market segments...

Author(s)
Mei, Z. X.; Pierskalla, C.; Shuett, M.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 197-205
Abstract

Commercial fishers and fishing-dependent communities in Florida, USA, are experiencing tremendous challenges. For at least a decade, commercial fishers have seen increasing regulations, rises in operational and capital costs, increasing foreign competition, resource depletion, environmental...

Author(s)
Jacob, S.; Witman, J.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 394-402
Abstract

This study examined the relationship between socio-economic and demographic attributes of local residents and their attitudes toward tourism in Washington, NC, a small community where tourism is in its development stage. Residents' attitudes toward tourism were measured by adapting 20 items from...

Author(s)
Wang, Y. S.; Pfister, R. E.; Morais, D. B.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 411-419
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Hurricanes Katrina and Rita made landfall in southern Louisiana during August and September 2005. Prior to these storms, swamp tours were a growing sector of nature-based tourism that entertained visitors while teaching about local flora, fauna, and culture. This study determined post-hurricane...

Author(s)
Schaffer, D. J.; Miller, C. A.
Publisher
USDA Forest Service, Newtown Square, USA
Citation
General Technical Report - Northern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 2007, No.NRS-14, pp 269-277

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