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Table of Contents Abstract 2 1Introduction 3 1.1Background study 3 1.2Aims and objectives 7 2Literature review 9 2.1Nature and types of rural tourism 9 2.2Study of the characteristics and experiences of rural tourists in order to identify potential rural tourists 11 2.3Rural tourism in UK 17 2.4Benefits of rural tourism in UK 26 3Methodology 31 4Discussion and Conclusion 33 References 41 56 Abstract This research gives an overview of rural tourism in UK, where it defines rural tourism, examines various statistical data available on rural tourism at a national level, explores the extent of development in this arena and studies the benefits of this form of tourism.
1 Introduction 1.1 Background study Large-scale globalisation has led to widespread economic reframing, which has created an environment where local economies must necessarily adjust, for augmenting or maintaining the viability of their socio-economic conditions under the altered climate. Social and economic forces that are functioning at global levels ascertain both the type and and nature of rural regions and how they are used and valued (Butler, Hall, and Jenkins, 1998). These socioeconomic modifications along with new approaches and thoughts on recreation and leisure time activities are increasingly promoting rural tourism worldwide (Williams 1995). Developing areas not perceived favourably as tourist destinations, for rural tourism depends on two main factors. ...
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