Selected Studies on Rural Tourism and Development
Rural tourism is a form of tourism that is based on natural resources and requires intertwining with rural areas. It can be easily integrated with other types of tourism, and can be an effective global development strategy. Therefore, introducing rural tourism practices in various regions throughout the world allows further exploration of the reciprocal effects of agriculture, rural areas and tourism.
This book provides insights into the potential of rural tourism potential and its future development, through unique examples and case studies drawn from Turkey, which has been increasingly implementing this form of tourism in recent years. Given the continued existence of traditional lifestyles in rural areas and villages, in addition to the rich cultural heritage, local handicrafts, and the natural flora and fauna, rural tourism holds massive potential for Turkey.
The volume will appeal to both international academicians and tourism professionals and practitioners, in addition to anyone with an interest in rural areas and rural development.
Cetin Akkus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism Management at Kastamonu University, Turkey. He completed his Master’s degree and doctorate at Ataturk University, Turkey, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. He has more than 30 publications to his credit, on topics such as tourism marketing, tourist behavior and rural tourism.
Gulizar Akkus is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism Guidance at Kastamonu University, Turkey. She completed her Master’s degree and doctorate at Ataturk University, Turkey, in 2012 and 2016, respectively. She has more than 40 publications to her credit, on topics such as destination management, experiential tourism and rural tourism.
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