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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.
Little Miss Wine O'Clock is staying in tonight with her friend Little Miss Prosecco. They are re-watching Downton Abbey and playing a game called "Downton the Hatch". This means they have to sip a drink every time Lady Mary raises her eyebrows. Or whenever anyone opens a letter with a knife. Or whenever Carson clears his throat. With the complete box set to watch it will be a long and messy night. Meet a world of hilarious 21st century characters - from Little Miss Extreme Detox who's on a kale-only diet but can think of nothing but cake to Little Miss Mombie who used to go out but now lives mostly in her sitting room and spends her time picking things up. Are you Little Miss Commuter or Little Miss Vintage? Do you now a Little Miss Social Media, Little Miss Bridezilla or Little Miss Yummy Mummy? Created for grown-ups this pitch-perfect parody is the ideal gift for friends, daughters, girlfriends, wives, mothers and grandmothers. Perfect for Mother's Day, for Christmas, or just for fun. This book has not been prepared, approved licensed or endorsed by any entity involved in the creation or production of the Mr. Men and Little Miss books including the publishers and Roger Hargreaves and Adam Hargreaves.
The big maroon car glided along in such perfect rhythm that Cora Kimball, the fair driver of the Whirlwind, heard scarcely a sound of its mechanical workings. To her the car went noiselessly-the perfection of its motion was akin to the very music of silence. Hazel Hastings was simply sumptuous in the tonneau-she had spread every available frill and flounce, but there was still plenty of unoccupied space on the luxuriously cushioned "throne." It seemed a pity to passers-by that two girls should ride alone on that splendid morning in the handsome machine-so many of those afoot would have been glad of a chance to occupy the empty seats. Directly following the Whirlwind came another car-the little silver Flyaway. In this also were two girls, the Robinson twins, Elizabeth and Isabel, otherwise Belle and Bess. Chelton folks were becoming accustomed to the sight of these girls in their cars, and a run of the motor girls was now looked upon as a daily occurrence. Bess Robinson guided her car with unmistakable skill-Cora Kimball was considered an expert driver.
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