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Metropolitan Commuter Belt Tourism

1st Edition

Edited by Michał Jacenty Sznajder


320 pages | 56 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

List of figures

List of tables

Notes on contributors



Part I. Metropolisation and suburban tourism

1. Ecumenopolis commuter belt tourism

Michał Jacenty Sznajder

2. Trends and conditions of the development of submetropolitan tourism

Michał Gazdecki and Michał Jacenty Sznajder

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

Michał Jacenty Sznajder

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

Michał 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 Balińska

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

Michał Jacenty Sznajder and Sylwia Marek

9. The concept of rural tourism and agritourism

Michał Jacenty Sznajder

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

Irma Potočnik Slavič

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 Michał 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

Elżbieta Kmita-Dziasek

19. Pilgrimaging and religious tourism in metropolitan areas

Michał Jacenty Sznajder

20. Agritourism in Kraków metropolitan areas: a case study

Józef Kania and Małgorzata 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

Jarosław Uglis and Joanna Kosmaczewska

23. A model of agritourism offer polarisation in metropolitan surroundings - the Łódź 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

Michał Jacenty Sznajder and Milena Malinowska

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

Michał 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 Niedziółka

28. Conclusion

Michał Jacenty Sznajder



About the Editor

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.

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Although tourism is becoming increasingly popular as both a taught subject and an area for empirical investigation, the theoretical underpinnings of many approaches have tended to be eclectic and somewhat underdeveloped. However, recent developments indicate that the field of tourism studies is beginning to develop in a more theoretically informed manner, but this has not yet been matched by current publications. The aim of this series is to fill this gap with high quality monographs or edited collections that seek to develop tourism analysis at both theoretical and substantive levels using approaches which are broadly derived from allied social science disciplines such as Sociology, Social Anthropology, Human and Social Geography, and Cultural Studies. As tourism studies covers a wide range of activities and sub fields, certain areas such as Hospitality Management and Business, which are already well provided for, would be excluded. The series will therefore fill a gap in the current overall pattern of publication. Suggested themes to be covered by the series, either singly or in combination, include - consumption; cultural change; development; gender; globalisation; political economy; social theory; sustainability.

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