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The aim of this book is to show how wine tourism can be used as a model for sustainable economic development, driving economic growth and social development in some locations. It will explore the interaction between tourism and viticulture in wine tourism destinations, while also explaining some of the repercussions of these activities. This book covers various topics including regional development, environmental management, sustainable viticulture, quality management in wineries and wine tourism routes among others.
Wine tourism, which combines two important yet distinct economic activities (i.e., tourism and viticulture), has recently emerged as a new tourism product driven by tourists' search for new experiences and wineries' need to diversify their businesses and seek new revenue streams to boost sales. This new form of tourism, which typically takes place in rural areas and which combines wine production with tourist activities, is becoming important for such regions by providing a complementary income source. It provides a model for sustainable economic development for these regions, which for various reasons may otherwise struggle to develop.
Featuring cases and business implications from various locations, this book provides an important source of knowledge-both theoretical and practical-suitable to academics, scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the tourism sector and the wine industry.
This book explores the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer a powerful tool for the development of smart tourism. Numerous examples are presented from across the entire spectrum of cultural and heritage tourism, including art, innovations in museum interpretation and collections management, cross-cultural visions, gastronomy, film tourism, dark tourism, sports tourism, and wine tourism. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the smart destinations concept and a knowledge economy driven by innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. New modes of tourism management are described, and tourism products, services, and strategies for the stimulation of economic innovation and promotion of knowledge transfer are outlined. The potential of diverse emerging ICTs in this context is clearly explained, covering location-based services, internet of things, smart cities, mobile services, gamification, digital collections and the virtual visitor, social media, social networking, and augmented reality. The book is edited in collaboration with the International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism (IACuDiT) and includes the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cultural and Digital Tourism.
Published quarterly under the direction of the Philological Club of the University of North Carolina, these Studies contain original contributions by members of the Club, as well as carefully edited texts of original manuscripts and of scarce pamphlets. Of this volume, No. 1 furnishes a reprint of Wine, Beere, Ale and Tobacco, a Seventeenth Century Interlude, edited by James Holly Hanford; No. 2 contains a study of The Characters of Terence, by G. Kenneth G. Henry; No. 3 is devoted to an investigation of 'The Act Time' in Elizabethan Theatres, by Thorton Shirley Graves. The Wine, Beere and Ale interlude deserves particular mention, both as a specimen of the academic drama, and as an example of scholarly editing, with its interesting introduction and illuminating notes. In the publication of these Studies the Philological Club is doing splendid service to the cause of scholarship in the South.
This book focuses on tourism sectors and models the latest trends in tourism activity while providing a new vision for contemporary tourism economy. Tourism is a sector confronting new challenges for advanced and developing economies. Despite global challenges, tourism continues to be a dynamic sector stimulating social and economic development. Moreover, many scientific challenges are identified in order to model and explain countries tourism sectors, regional and local conditions of tourism and territories sustainability. In addition, a set of models is provided in this book, contributing to a new vision for contemporary tourism economies, showing new tendencies in this sector and following a scientific approach concerning new policy design aimed at understanding and explaining a new philosophy carried out by governments in terms of the management of the tourism sector. On the other hand, the private sector of economic business opportunities considering the perspectives of tourism are also considered. This book serves as an excellent guide for agents either in public or private sector buildings on the associated scientific methodologies concerning their strategic planning. Therefore, the aim of the present book is to provide some contribution to the areas highlighted above.
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