A typology for defining agritourism

Sharon Phillip, Colin Hunter, Kirsty Blackstock

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Agritourism has been studied in various ways and contexts. It can be argued, however, that studies have yet to provide a clear and basic understanding of the characteristics that underpin and define agritourism. This paper proposes an original typology for definingagritourism by identifying the key characteristics currently used to define agritourism in the literature and organising them into a transparent and structured framework. For the first time, the agritourismtypology clarifies and classifies definitions of agritourism that currently exist in the literature. It therefore offers a comprehensive framework that can be used as a basis for more informed debate and discussion and for future empirical research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)754-758
Number of pages5
JournalTourism Management
Issue number6
Early online date13 Aug 2009
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010


  • agritourism
  • farm tourism
  • typology
  • working farm
  • agriculture
  • authenticity


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