1st Edition

Metropolitan Commuter Belt Tourism

Edited By Michał Jacenty Sznajder Copyright 2017
    340 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    340 Pages 56 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    With the current rise of metropolitan regions as a present location and driver of the development of rural tourism, agritourism, food tourism and nature tourism, there is a need to analyse the major economic, social, political and managerial aspects of these types of tourism which occur within the rural-urban fringe.

    This book establishes a current inventory and appropriate future selection of commuter belt tourism products for metropolitan areas. It also explains how public and private resources can be combined to achieve synergistic effects in tourism promotion and provides a structural analysis for the proper management of tourist organisations in metropolitan areas. Additionally, there is insight into how the development of metropolitan areas affects rural tourism and agritourism within broader social, economic and environmental relations. The issue of the growth of metropolitan areas, which is a complex and multifaceted challenge, is elaborated on with diverse examples in Poland and further afield.

    This is valuable reading for students, researchers and academics of tourism, as well as rural and urban studies, business management, farm management, and leisure studies.

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    Part I. Metropolisation and suburban tourism

    1. Ecumenopolis commuter belt tourism

    Michal Jacenty Sznajder

    2. Trends and conditions of the development of submetropolitan tourism

    Michal Gazdecki and Michal Jacenty Sznajder 

    3. Case study: the Submetropolitan Bledów Desert, an ambivalent approach to devastation of the natural environment 

    Michal Jacenty Sznajder

    4. Case study: vague hope for suburban tourism in Conakry Afrometropolis

    Michal Jacenty Sznajder

    Part II. New paradigms and opportunities for metropolitan commuter belt tourism 

    5. Tourism in submetropolitan areas analysed by selected theories of economics and regional development

    Agata Balinska

    6. Strengthening the sustainability of rural tourism and agritourism in the twenty-first century

    Adriano Ciani 

    7. New  rural tourism  paradigm  in  submetropolitan  areas

    Klaus Ehrlich 

    8. Normative modelling in coordination of generic and private tourism promotion in submetropolitan areas

    Michal Jacenty Sznajder and Sylwia Marek 

    9. The concept of rural tourism and agritourism

    Michal Jacenty Sznajder

    10. Building a tourism palace: agritourism in metropolitan areas as another stone in the mosaic?  The case of Slovenia 

    Irma Potocnik Slavic 

    11. The forthcoming ICT revolution in tourism in metropolitan areas

    Piotr Senkus 

    Part III. Natural resources in metropolitan and submetropolitan areas

    12. Tourism valorisation of metropolitan areas based on their natural resources

    Monika Wojcieszak and Michal Jacenty Sznajder

    13. Kampinos National Park as a tourism attraction for Warsaw metropolitan areas

    Katarzyna Mikrut 

    14. Kampinos National Park as a place of recreation for Warsaw inhabitants

    Katarzyna Dzioban

    15. Otulina: agritourism in the Warsaw metopolitan area

    Ewa Tyran

    Part IV. Types of tourism and tourist segments in metropolitan commuter belt 

    16. Forms of rural tourism in metropolitan areas

    Janusz Majewski

    17. Holiday tourism in metropolitan areas

    Andrzej Piotr Wiatrak

    18. Social farming-based tourism from the perspective of metropolitan areas

    Elzbieta Kmita-Dziasek

    19. Pilgrimaging and religious tourism in metropolitan areas

    Michal Jacenty Sznajder

    20. Agritourism in Kraków metropolitan areas: a case study

    Józef Kania and Malgorzata Bogusz 

    21. A pedagogical and psychological exegesis of tourism

    Andrzej Kusztelak 

    Part V. Portfolio offer for tourism in submetropolitan areas

    22. Traditional and modern tour operators in agritourism

    Jaroslaw Uglis and Joanna Kosmaczewska

    23. A model of agritourism offer polarisation in metropolitan surroundings - the Lódz Metropolis: a case study

     Jolanta Wojciechowska

    24. The basket of tourism products and services offered on the Internet by agritourism farms in selected European countries

    Michal Jacenty Sznajder and Milena Malinowska 

    25. Internet product and service offers by agritourism farms located in four metropolitan areas in Poland

    Michal Jacenty Sznajder and Damian Dudziak 

    26. Risk in rural tourism and agritourism

    Jan Sikora 

    27. Tourist segmentation in rural tourism and agritourism in metropolitan areas

    Arkadiusz Niedziólka 

    28. Conclusion

    Michal Jacenty Sznajder





    Michal Jacenty Sznajder is Professor, rural economist, former Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, and Head of the Department of Market and Marketing at Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland.