Selected methods pertaining to the assessment of agricultural tourism attractive-ness of rural regions

key words: agricultural tourism, agricultural tourism attraction, research, methods

Summary:

Agricultural tourism may be treated not simply as leisure activity in rural environment, but also as a form of acquiring additional sources for farmers' in-come. It can also be regarded as a subject of teaching and agricultural consulting. Agricultural tourism often employs methodology that is derived from other scien-tific fields such as: statistics, geography, economy, and agronomy. This elabora-tion constitutes an attempt to adapt selected methods from the aforementioned dis-ciplines. The selected methods include the following: typology of attractions and diagnostic features of rural space, determinants of development, SWOT analysis, product map, semantic profile, Delpphy's method, discrete method, model method, interchanging of stimulants to distimulants, standardization of features and tech-niques of survey studies for the purpose of assessing the diversity of agrotourism space as well as perception of attractions carried out by scholars.

Citation:

Ziernicka-Wojtaszek A., Zawora T. 2011. Selected methods pertaining to the assessment of agricultural tourism attractive-ness of rural regions. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2011/ 02