The estimation trial of tourist supply of the agrotourist farms in świętokrzyskie voivodship

key words: tourist supply, agrotourist farms, tourist offer

Summary:

Agrotourist is becoming more and more important of multifunctional development of rural areas. The main aim of this paper was to describe the current stage of agrotoutism, which is important function in rural areas it social-economical transformation period in the świętokrzyskie voivodship at present. The development of agrotourism and rural tourism could be an alternative form of activities for small farms, which are not profitable in the świętokrzyskie voivodship at present. Among all forms of tourism, agrotourism is particularly consistent with the principles of sustainable development as it is based on attractive natural environment and landscape. Agrotourism goes very close to agriculture. At the moment it is one of the most popular ways of recreation and relax. The development of this activity brings farmars some incomes and possibilities of getting other profits of social and cultural character. Organised forms of agrotourism in the świętokrzyski voivodship occurred in the 1990s. In świętokrzyski voivodship agrotourism developed best in some regions, where it is concentrated now. The development of agrotourism (especially in the village Śladków Mały – a model example of agrotourism in local scale) was possible as a result of the realization of the financial support from EU funds. Agrotourism development conditions are diversified as well as the results that they cause. Agrotourism brings various profits both to the owners of agrotourism farms, tourists and local community.

Citation:

Pałka E. 2006. The estimation trial of tourist supply of the agrotourist farms in świętokrzyskie voivodship. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2006/ 2 (1)