Rural tourism hampered by national marketing

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Viljoen
KEYWORDS: RURAL COMMUNITIES, TOURISM, TOURISM DEVELOPMENT
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 4959

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Abstract

Rural tourism consists of leisure activities carried out in rural areas and includes different types of tourism activities, such as community-based tourism, ecotourism, cultural tourism, adventure tourism, guest farms, backpacking, riding and agri-tourism. Developing tourism in rural areas increases participation of the poor and brings wider benefits, for instance, involving ownership and management.