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Transcript of Rural Tourism
Why Rural Tourism?
What is it?
Can be defined as the "country experience" which encompasses a wide range of attraction and activities that take place in agricultural or non-urban areas.
Pros and Cons
Cultural Heritage Tourism
Experiencing places and activities that represent the past.
"the act of visiting a working farm or any agricultural, horticultural or agribusiness operation for the purpose of enjoyment, education, or active involvement in the activities of the farm or operation"
Relief from city congestion
Less crowded destinations
Perception that Rural is Healthier
Enriches the Spirit
Sense of Community Pride
Preservation of Culture
Lower paying job and lack of affordable housing
Lack of Infrastructure
Unpredictable Gasoline Prices
How can tourism attract new residents to a rural community?
How can a community maintain a successful tourism trade?
What is the future of rural tourism?