Cultural rural tourism: evidence from Canada
|Title||Cultural rural tourism: evidence from Canada|
|Author(s)||Roberta M. MacDonald, L. Jolliffe|
|Journal||Annals of Tourism Research|
|Abstract||Tourism has become a development tool for many rural and more isolated areas to supplement traditional industries that are often in decline. In this paper, development of cultural rural tourism is examined in a case study of a French Acadian region on an island in eastern Canada. The roles of culture and community-based partnerships are considered in a proposed framework with four evolving development stages. The findings suggest that the framework is useful for rural tourism development; that culture, which is often well preserved in rural areas, is a valuable resource to include; and that community-based partnerships such as cooperatives may be very effective. (C) 2003 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.|
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