A review of agritourism literature from the last three decades

Phelan, Chris and Kline, Carol and Ainley, Sue (2016) A review of agritourism literature from the last three decades. In: 14th Rural Entrepreneurship Conference, 15-18 June 2016, University of Lincoln.

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Abstract

Agritourism has long been recognised as a diversification strategy to reinvigorate rural economies and maintain the farm family way of life. Thus, it is unsurprising that scholarly interest in the phenomenon has developed significantly over the last three decades; covering a variety of research themes, phenomenological approaches, and methodologies, intent on understanding this form of agricultural restructuring in all its forms. However, whilst the importance of farm tourism has been demonstrated in a range of international contexts, coverage remains fragmented, often draws from a narrow case study base and lacks conceptual clarity. This presentation will critically explore a range of key studies on the topic, evaluating both supply and demand-side works on farm tourism, before establishing a future research agenda. The presentation summarises three decades of agritourism research and establishes a research agenda of value to academics and practitioners. Despite an emerging body of work on agritourism, a holistic review does not yet exist. This presentation will offer greater conceptual clarity as well as identifying key research questions worthy of future theoretical and empirical study.

Keywords:Agritourism, Farm Diversification, Farm Entrepreneurship, Rural tourism
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D441 Farm Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N190 Business studies not elsewhere classified
N Business and Administrative studies > N890 Tourism, Transport and Travel not elsewhere classified
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D440 Rural Estate Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:24 Jun 2016 08:45

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