Women tourism entrepreneurs and the survival of family farms in North East England

Bosworth, Gary and Wilson-Youlden, Lavinia (2019) Women tourism entrepreneurs and the survival of family farms in North East England. Journal of Rural and Community Development . ISSN 1712-8277

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Abstract

Farm tourism can enhance the sustainability of farming and rural economies, and this creates new roles for women in family farms. This paper investigates the experiences and start-up motives of women providers of commercial hospitality on family farms in North-East England. An interpretative approach explored the lived experiences of 16 women providing accommodation on their family farm. Findings indicate complex motives, encompassing a mix of personal, economic, family and farm business reasons for starting their businesses. The research informs rural policymakers and provides an understanding of the intrinsic factors and entrepreneurial traits, which together 'motivate' women to start farm-based hospitality.

Keywords:Rural Enterprise, Farm Tourism, Hospitality, Female Entrepreneurship
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N222 Recreation/Leisure Management
N Business and Administrative studies > N830 UK Tourism
L Social studies > L727 Agricultural Geography
L Social studies > L320 Gender studies
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
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ID Code:36798
Deposited On:04 Sep 2019 08:37

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