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Linking Urban and Rural Tourism : Strategies in Sustainability (Hardcover)

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Destinations rely on regional strategies to support and enhance the tourism product through regional partnerships and integration. Integrated tourism is defined as tourism that is explicitly linked to the economic, social, cultural, natural, and human structures of the region in which it occurs. Integrated tourism has evolved to include numerous meanings and definitions but all of which have a vertical approach.

The first of its kind, this book moves away from the vertical approach and provides insight into inclusive regional development strategies that support both the needs of urban and rural areas while enhancing the tourist experience, supporting the positive impacts of tourism and mitigating the negative. Regional studies tend to portray either an urban or rural focus without acknowledging that these spaces often constitute joint governance structures, similar historical and cultural roots, and economic dependencies. Sustainable tourism promotes sourcing locally, such as using rural agricultural products in urban tourism experiences. Furthermore, innovative marketing strategies linking tourism heritage, attractions, food and drink trails, and artisans with urban visitors are emerging.

Including theoretical and applied research and international case studies, this will be a valuable resource to academics, students, and practitioners working in tourism development and regional policy.
Number of Pages: 246
Genre: Business + Money Management, Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Stylus Pub Llc
Language: English
Street Date: July 26, 2017
TCIN: 52369343
UPC: 9781786390141
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-1202
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