This book explores the manner in which agritourism, enotourism and aletourism contribute to the development of peripheral rural areas. It offers an array of case studies from North America and Europe, presenting this connection as a global phenomenon and one that is worthy of much more consideration by community and economic development planners and entrepreneurs. It celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit of residents re-inventing the experience economy, particularly adding vitality to peri-urban/peri-rural regions.
Introduction: Local responses to peripherality though tourism development Maria Giulia Pezzi, Alessandra Faggian, Neil Reid; Part 1 – Agritourism 1. Targeting Agritourism to Leverage the Unique Natural Resources Base and Heritage of the Rural West Anders Van Sandt, Dawn Thilmany, Rebecca Hill; 2. Do Rural Development Policies enhance performance of agritourism farms in Italy? Marusca De Castris, Daniele Di Gennaro; 3. Rural Development and Sustainable Tourism: a Case of Family Farming in the Alta Murgia National Park (Italy) Simona Giordano; 4. Challenges of Promoting Tourism to Encourage the Local Development of Fishing Communities Evelia de Jesus Izabal de la Garza, Marcela Rebeca Contreras Loera; Part 2 – Wine Tourism 5. ‘A big fish in a small pond’: How Arizona wine country was made Colleen C. Myles, Michele Tobias, Innisfree McKinnon; 6.Wine routes and efficiency of wineries in Sardinia Maria Giovanna Brandano, Claudio Detotto, Marco Vannini; 7. Wine Tourism and Local Entrepreneurship in Peripheral Areas of Greece. A Regional Analysis Mary Constantoglou, Stella Kostopoulou, Nikolaos Trihas, Smaragda Zagkotsi; 8. The emergence of tourism niches in rural areas: the case of wine tourism in Alentejo, Portugal Joana Neves, André Magrinho, Joaquim Ramos Silva; Part 3 – Craft Beer Tourism 9. Tourism, Authenticity, and Craft Beer: The Case of West Virginia Douglas Arbogast, Jason Kozlowski, Daniel Eades; 10. Beercations: A Spatial Analysis of the U.S. Craft Brewery and Tourism Sectors Andrew Crawley, Todd Gabe; 11. Caring for community through crafted beer: Perspectives from northern Sweden Wilhelm Skoglund, Annelie Sjölander-Lindqvist; 12. From Landscapes to Drinkscapes. Craft Beer, Tourism, and Local Development in the Italian Apennines Maria Giulia Pezzi; Conclusions: Tourism in Peripheral Regions: Some Challenges Neil Reid, Maria Giulia Pezzi, Alessandra Faggian; Index