Developing rural tourism is a big challenge. Any successful tourism development plan, whether pro-poor or not, depends on commercial, economic, and logistical issues, such as the quality of the product, accessibility and infrastructure of the destination, availability of skills, and interest of investors.
The book covers the major issues in rural tourism including agritourism, cultural/heritage tourism, ecotourism, as well as planning, marketing, economic impact and more. The readers may also access additional tourism resources including success stories/case studies, funding and assistance programs, and statistical information.
Overall, the book presents an overview of benchmark practices for professionals.