What is Rural Tourism

What is Rural Tourism

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Tourism (both domestic and international) that occurs in rural environments and involves ruralexperience. Learn more in: ICT and Tourism Enterprise Collaboration in Rural New Zealand
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tourism activity developed in rural or natural areas. Learn more in: Decision Making in Rural Tourism Management: The Case of Algarve
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Any form of tourism that showcases the rural life, art, culture and heritage at rural locations, thereby benefiting the local community economically and socially as well as enabling interaction between the tourists and the locals for a more enriching tourism experience can be termed as rural tourism.Learn more in: Relationship among Influencing Factors of Tourism Infrastructure: An Empirical Assessment at Kamarpukur, India
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Tourism that focuses on actively participating in a rural lifestyle. It can be a variant of ecotourism. Many rural villages can facilitate tourism because many villagers are hospitable and eager to welcome (and sometime even host) visitors. Agriculture is becoming highly mechanized and therefore, requires less manual labor. This trend is causing economic pressure on some villages, which in turn causes young people to move to urban areas. There is however, a segment of the urban population that is interested in visiting the rural areas and understanding the lifestyle. This segment in the tourism industry has been rapidly growing in the past decade, leading to rural tourism becoming not just a good business prospect, but a genuine vacation trend. Learn more in: Gap Analysis and Infrastructure Requirement for Tourism Development in the State of West Bengal: Evidence from Bishnupur, West Bengal, India
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The development of infrastructure in rural areas having potential for tourism is being supported under the existing scheme of destination development. The objective is to showcase rural life, art, culture, and heritage at rural locations and in villages, which have core competence in arts and crafts, handloom, and textiles as also an asset base in the natural environment. Learn more in: Socio-Economic Impact of Rural Tourism: A Study on Padmanavpur Village of Odisha
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All forms of tourist activity carried out in rural areas are usually small-scale and developed within the family economy. It is based on the natural and cultural resources of the rural environment. Learn more in: Information Mycological Systems and Traditional Ecological Knowledge: The Case of Mycological Tourism in Central Mexico
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Both development programs are structured around a number of measures, including the promotion of rural tourism. In the rural environment, the development of the tourism sector requires public investment in order to enhance the tourism resources in the region. Religious heritage is a prime example of these resources. Learn more in: The Restoration of Religious Heritage as a Rural Development Strategy