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Recommended Reading - Rural Tourism

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ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE -- This index will be updated before and during the Rural Tourism Conference
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Mountains - Rural Tourism

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The Mountain Forum Online Library has many resources about mountain tourism - much of which occurs in rural regions.

Please feel free to browse the tourism section of the library:
http://www.mountainforum.org/resources/library/liblevels/lib312a.htm#tourism

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Some references

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Rural tourism being quite an old concept and a vast topic, there are many reports and on-line resources.

Some that I found interesting are:

Thinking of starting in rural tourism? : a resource book by Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry, New Zealand
http://www.maf.govt.nz/mafnet/rural-nz/ ... /httoc.htm

Q & A about Rural Tourism Development, based on Audience Questions from the Turin in Around with Tourism Teleconference
University of Minnesota
http://www.extension.umn.edu/distributi ... B6184.html

Promoting Tourism in Rural America
http://www.nal.usda.gov/ric/ricpubs/tourism.html

Tourism Strategies & Rural Development - OECD
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/31/27/2755218.pdf

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Rural Tourism and Migration

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Great references, Antonis!

I spoke with a couple of scholars who study the effects of migration on
rural mountain areas - much of which is catalyzed by tourism. They
recommended these resources about the topic:

Buckley, R., C. Pickering, and D.B. Weaver. Nature-based Tourism,
Environment and Land Management.
Massachusetts: CABI
International Publishing, 2003.

Cestero, Barbara. Beyond the Hundredth Meeting: A Field Guide to
Collaborative Conservation on the West

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Rural tourism in the news

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RECOMMENDED READING -- Rural tourism is a popular feature in the news this year. The following articles profile a conference in New Mexico and Maine.

Farmington Explores Tourism
http://business.mainetoday.com/news/050 ... 4054.shtml

Conference Begins - Deming Headlight
http://www.demingheadlight.com/artman/p ... 4200.shtml

Rural conference focuses on agritourism
http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/ ... tory4.html

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News - Rural vs. Urban: Bridging the Political Divide

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RECOMMENDED READING

Rural vs. Urban: Bridging the Political Divide - Jeremy Faludi/Worldchanging
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/002594.html
Throughout the world, there is political tension between urban and rural ... Urbanites tend to drive environmental legislation, which often has large (and difficult-to-comply-with) impacts on rural livelihoods. As the global population shift to cities continues, this bitter divide will only exacerbate. How can we can bridge this divide?

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News - Rural Tourism in Costa Rica

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The following media release appears on the Costa Rica tourism portal
>> http://www.visitcostarica.com/ict/paginas/novedades.asp

[quote]RURAL TOURISM BECOMES MORE AND MORE ATTRACTIVE, February 8, 2005

Additionally to the beaches, the volcanoes and the mountains, the tourists like to take a ride on the street, learning how to prepare traditional dishes, how to gather in coffee or to sow yuca and other crops. Like this they favor the rural tourism.

In the year 2004 the number of visitants which spent their vacation living with a family on the country, increased by 15%. The visitants worked as volunteers in environmental projects and spent their vacations on a

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The New Key to Costa Rica, 17th edition

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The New Key to Costa Rica, 17th edition -- http://www.keytocostarica.com -- highlights 27 exellent community-based rural tourism projects tha have been funded by the Small Grants Program of The Global Environmental Facility.

You can read about several of the projects online
http://www.keytocostarica.com/ecotourism-costa-rica.htm

The new introduction to the book talks about:
the relationship of conservation and ecotourism in Costa Rica,
the evolution of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor and how that opens up new possibilities for rural tourism,
and how the Ministry of Energy created vital community organizations that make Costa Rican rural tourism a dynamic force for conservation.

The introduction is online
http://www.keytocostarica.com/Mesoameri ... rridor.htm

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Rural Tourism as a Tool for Development in Mexico

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RECOMMENDED READING -- Rural Tourism as a Tool for Development in Mexico - Rodrigo Esponda

The purpose of this paper is not only to contribute to the dialogue organized by planeta.com for the Rural Tourism Conference, but also, and in light of the potential it has as a development tool, to provide a case study of Mexico. Understanding that rural tourism alone cannot solve the distortions and mismanagements in underdeveloped areas; it does play a key role to increase the standard of living in certain communities and to preserve natural and cultural resources for future generations.

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Recommended Reading

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Derek Hall, Irene Kirkpatrick and Morag Mitchell, editors
Rural Tourism and Sustainable Business, Multilingual Matters, 2005 (384 pages, $69.95)
- This anthology provides recent case examples focusing on rural tourism and sustainable development.
>> http://tinyurl.com/c448o

REFERENCES

Tourism Books
>> http://www.planeta.com/ecotravel/reviews/bibtour.html

New Titles
>> http://www.planeta.com/newtitles.html

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Traveler Survey

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New feature

Turismo Rural como un Servicio de los Bosques Mexicanos: Encuesta de Viajeros - Gerhard Buttner and Ron Mader/IMAC
http://www.imacmexico.org/ev_es.php?ID= ... 2=DO_TOPIC

Powerpoint
http://tinyurl.com/y9vgy6

Related link

Planeta.com Launches Survey on Community Tourism Guides
http://www.planeta.com/planeta/06/0607community.html

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Rural tourism on Flickr

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Rural Tourism
http://www.flickr.com/groups/ruraltourism

Status Report - 66 members, 300+ photos

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