Agritourism, Wine Tourism, and Craft Beer Tourism: Local Responses to Peripherality Through Tourism Niches, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Agritourism, Wine Tourism, and Craft Beer Tourism

Local Responses to Peripherality Through Tourism Niches, 1st Edition

Edited by Maria Giulia Pezzi, Alessandra Faggian, Neil Reid


312 pages | 54 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editors

Maria Giulia Pezzi, PhD in European Ethnography, is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI) as a member of the Social Sciences research unit, working on a research project on the development of peripheral areas in Italy, specifically in relation to the Italian National Strategy for Inner Areas. Her current research focuses on tourism policies and heritage-making strategies as development tools for rural areas, and on the role that local entrepreneurship can play in such processes from a bottom-up perspective.

Alessandra Faggian is Professor of Applied Economics, Director of Social Sciences and Vice Provost for Research at the Gran Sasso Science Institute, L’Aquila, Italy. She is also President of the North American Regional Science Council (NARSC) and co-editor of the journal Papers in Regional Science. Dr Faggian’s research interests lie in the fields of regional and urban economics, demography, labour economics and economics of education.

Neil Reid, Ph.D. is Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Toledo. He holds MA degrees in Geography from the University of Glasgow and Miami University and a Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University. He is an economic geographer and regional scientist with research interests in industrial location, regional economic restructuring, and local economic development. His current research focus on a number of areas including the health of metropolitan labor markets in the United States, policies to deal with decline in America’s shrinking cities, and the economic development opportunities surrounding America’s rapidly growing craft brewing industry.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism