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  • Date Submitted: 04/13/2011 05:04 AM
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Rural tourism focuses on participating in a rural lifestyle. It can be a variant of ecotourism. Any village can be a tourist attraction, and many villagers are very hospitable. Agriculture is becoming highly mechanized and therefore requires less manual labor. This is causing economic pressure on some villages, leading to an exodus of young people to urban areas.

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|1 Benefits                                                                     |
|2 Relevance in developing nations                                             |
|3 Relevance in developed nations                                               |
|3.1 United States: niche tourism in rural areas                               |
|4 References                                                                   |
|5 External links                                                               |

[edit]Benefits

Rural tourism allows the creation of an alternative source of income in the non-agricultural sector for rural dwellers.[citation needed] The added income from rural tourism can contribute to the revival of lost folk art and handicrafts. It is an ideal and natural method of rural and urban economic exchange.

[edit]Relevance in developing nations

Rural tourism is particularly relevant in developing nations wherein farmland has become fragmented due to population growth.

[edit]Relevance in developed nations

Rural tourism exists in developed nations in the form of providing accommodation in a scenic location ideal for rest and relaxation.

[edit]United States: niche tourism in rural areas

Many niche tourism programs are located in rural areas. From wine tours and eco-tourism, to agritourism and seasonal events, tourism can be a viable economic component in rural community development. According the USDA, Cooperative State,...

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