The new agritourism: hosting community & tourists on your farm
CitationKOÇ, E. (2008). The new agritourism: hosting community tourists on your farm. Annals of Tourism Research, 35 (4), pp. 1085-1086. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2008.05.004.
Agritourism has its ideological roots in the romanticism of nature and social tourism. Many people today embrace the 18th century view of nature as pure and good in opposition to the moral decay and dehumanizing experiences of urban environments. In the 1960s and 1970s, the countryside lost the physical but won the mental battle: the rural lifestyle is increasingly valued as a salve for people suffering the bruises of the urban lifestyle. This book is very timely, given that the world is going through a period in which environmental problems such as global warming, decreasing agricultural productivity, and rising prices of staples, are severely felt by many people in the world.