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Agritourism.

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This book presents the depth of the new wave of agritourism apparent around the world. This book consists of four parts. The first section is an introduction to the economics of agritourism; it introduces the role of organization, management, logistics, safety, marketing, finance, economics and psychology and, within agritourism, discusses the role and importance of agritourism in the multifunctio...

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Chapter 12 (Page no: 168)

Agritourism markets.

This chapter examines the supply and demand and market exchange process of the agritourist market. Apparently no country in the world records detailed statistics for the size of the agritourist market. The value of this market was assessed in some states of the USA. The state of New York has estimated its agritourism-related income at $210 million and growing. Income from Vermont agritourism totalled $19.5 million in 2002, up from $10.5 million during 2000. Average income received from agritourism for 2200 farms was nearly $8900. In Europe it is estimated that tourists arriving at agritourism farms, rural tourism accommodation and small tourist hotels in rural areas leave about 12 billion euros in them. However, the estimates more and more frequently quote the total value of rural tourism in European countries as exceeding 65 billion euros. In 1985, the WTO estimates showed that rural tourism comprised 3% of the total tourist traffic. Currently, this value is estimated at 10% in Europe. The inhabitants of western Europe devote 28% of their holiday time to rural tourism and it is frequently chosen as a pasttime for a second or third time during the year. Instability is the most characteristic feature of the agritourist market, resulting from its seasonality, unreliability and uncertainty. Tourists most willingly participate in the holiday season, at weekends and during public holidays. The causes of unreliability are many: weather, health or simply bad luck. The market of agritourist services depends on people's wealth. Because the global income of the world population is increasing, so is the expected expenditure on agritourism, other things being equal. Farmers may use two methods of sale, i.e. direct and indirect. Development of agritourism is followed by the development of methods of sale. Direct sales refers to products and services sold by members of the agritourist sector. Indirect sale pertains generally to services effected by tourist agencies or agritourist associations.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) The concept of agritourism. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 15) The economic and social importance of agritourism. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 43) Multifunctional development of rural areas. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 54) Agritourist space. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 85) Agritourism ventures. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 91) Regulations of agritourism activities. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 96) The organization of an agritourist farm. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 108) The economics of agritourist enterprises. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 122) Cooperation of agritourist entities. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 132) Agritourist services and products. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 155) Agritourists. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 179) Agritourism pillars. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 182) Facilitating agritourism. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 196) Mobility in agritourism. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 215) Agritourist farms and enterprises around the world. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 244) Agritourism on the edge. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 254) The agritourist characteristics of five countries of the world. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 275) Agritourism yesterday, today and tomorrow. Author(s): Sznajder, M. Przezbórska, L. Scrimgeour, F.

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