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New Directions in Rural Tourism

1st Edition

Edited by Lesley Roberts, Derek Hall, Mitchell Morag

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256 pages

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Although there has been an increasing interest in rural tourism in terms of research, training and teaching in recent years, its conceptualization and the relationships between concept and strategy are still poorly represented and not well understood. The need for such a critical understanding is particularly crucial as rural areas experience rapid change, and as tourism is viewed as a key element of development and regeneration. This volume provides an interdisciplinary approach to new directions in rural tourism, drawing on the latest conceptual thinking and evolving strategic roles. It brings together case study exemplification from the UK, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Spain, Slovenia, Poland, New Zealand and the Caribbean. It debates such key issues as sustainability and niche marketing. The book thus provides accessible material drawn from a range of environmental and cultural contexts and focuses attention on the nature and interrelationships between local and global issues in rural tourism and development.

Reviews

'A balanced, informed, eclectic but coherent, insight into contemporary rural tourism issues. Well worth a read.' Brian Wheeller, Visiting Professor of Tourism, NHTV, Breda, The Netherlands 'A valuable compendium, covering some of the increasingly wide spectrum of issues and opportunities in rural tourism. Well thought through opening and closing chapters encase thought provoking case studies from around the world. Vital reading for students of the subject, the book also has some useful sections for practitioners on the real-politik of questions such as tourism management, strategy formulation, host guest relationships, access and the ever tantalising question of authenticity.' Bernard Lane, University of Bristol, UK, and Co-Editor, Journal of Sustainable Tourism '…should be in all university libraries and on the bookshelves of academics interested in rural tourism. It is a welcome and valuable contribution to the rural tourism research literature.' Geografiska Annaler 'The area/theme approach is…the main strength of this volume… high academic and practical value of this volume. it is an important contribution to the literature on rural tourism, and contains interesting original facts and analyses. The editors have done their best to present a well-structured, well-organized work…to the interested reader. The careful language and content editing is especially commendable…' Journal of Rural Cooperation

Table of Contents

Contents: Part I: Context: Tourism and the countryside: dynamic relationships, Derek Hall, Morag Mitchell and Lesley Roberts. Part II: Conceptualization: New directions in rural tourism impact research, Steven Boyne; Rural tourism and sustainability - a critique, Richard Sharpley; What is managed when managing rural tourism? The case of Denmark, Anders Sørensen and Per-Åke Nilsson. Part III: Experience: Encouraging responsible access to the countryside, Lesley Roberts and Fiona Simpson; The host-guest relationship and its implications in rural tourism, Hazel Tucker; Animal attractions, welfare and the rural experience economy, Derek Hall, Lesley Roberts, Françoise Wemelsfelder and Marianne Farish; Authenticity - tourist experiences in the Norwegian periphery, Mette Ravn Midtgard; Rural tourism and film - issues for strategic regional development, W. Glen Croy and Reid D. Walker. Part IV: Strategy and Management: Strategy formulation in rural tourism - an integrated approach, Hans Embacher; Networking and partnership building for rural tourism development, Alenka Verbole; Integrated quality management in rural tourism, Ray Youell; The role of education in the management of rural tourism and leisure, Patricija Verbole; Ecotourism for rural development in the Canary Islands and the Caribbean, Donald Macleod; Relationships between rural tourism and agrarian restructuring in a transitional economy: the case of Poland, Lucyna Przezbórska. Part V: Conclusion: New directions in rural tourism: local impacts and global trends, Lesley Roberts, Morag Mitchell and Derek Hall; Index.

About the Editors

Derek Hall is Professor of Regional Development at The Scottish Agricultural College in Ayr, Lesley Roberts is Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Morag Mitchell is a Researcher for the Rural Policy Group at The Scottish Agricultural College in Aberdeen.

About the Series

New Directions in Tourism Analysis

New Directions in Tourism Analysis
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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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS081000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography