Articles tagged “agritourism”

Sri Lanka Quietly Opens Itself Up to Luxury Tourism, 10 Years After Revolution

Sri Lanka Quietly Opens Itself Up to Luxury Tourism, 10 Years After Revolution

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Balancing the needs of local residents with those of incoming travelers is something Sri Lankan officials need to consider seriously, especially if they want to avoid the perils of overtourism.

11 months ago

New Mexico Wants the Trump Administration to Keep Its National Monuments Intact

New Mexico Wants the Trump Administration to Keep Its National Monuments Intact

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press

No matter what happens with the review process, someone will likely be offended. This is a thorny issue, and the Trump administration already has a track record of discriminatory rhetoric and actions.

2 years ago

Local Food Trend Keeps Farms at Center of Tourism Strategies

Local Food Trend Keeps Farms at Center of Tourism Strategies

Dan Peltier, Skift

At a time when climate change is already affecting destinations and scientific research is under attack in many parts of the world, millions of travelers -- lured by their love of local foods -- help make agritourism a factor that tourism boards can't ignore.

2 years ago

Indiana’s Disney of Agritourism Attraction Is Getting Even Bigger

Indiana’s Disney of Agritourism Attraction Is Getting Even Bigger

Joseph S. Pete, Associated Press

We thought the "agricultural Disney" was Epcot, but (like the theme park in Orlando) this Indiana attraction is smart to be capitalizing on renewed interest in food and its sources. If visitors already come for an up-close look at pork and dairy farming, they'll likely return for additional specialized activities — and possibly even stay overnight if there's an on-site hotel.

2 years ago

21c Founders Have a New Take on Agritourism in Kentucky

21c Founders Have a New Take on Agritourism in Kentucky

Jere Downs, Associated Press

We love to see smart tourism moves like this: Using new ideas to create better things from good things.

2 years ago

Food Tourism Along Maryland’s Ice Cream Trail

Food Tourism Along Maryland’s Ice Cream Trail

Lorraine Mirabella, Associated Press

Destinations should look into any type of trails that make sense for their market. Plus: Who doesn't like ice cream?

3 years ago

Agritourism Is Helping Cuban Tobacco Farmers Weather Changes

Agritourism Is Helping Cuban Tobacco Farmers Weather Changes

Ramon Espinosa, Associated Press

We hope that Cuba is doing some serious work on the tourism development side right now. But that's likely being too optimistic.

3 years ago

West Virginia Farms Think Beyond the Corn Maze for Agritourism

West Virginia Farms Think Beyond the Corn Maze for Agritourism

Elaina Sauber, Associated Press

This can only lead to better tourism in the region, and better options for locals looking to profit from them.

3 years ago

New Jersey Looks to Agritourism to Revitalize Farming Industry

New Jersey Looks to Agritourism to Revitalize Farming Industry

Barbara Goldberg, Reuters

A smart move on every level for a state like New Jersey that has worn out its current tourist attractions.

3 years ago

Agritourism Is Booming and So Are Concerns Over Safety and Liability

Agritourism Is Booming and So Are Concerns Over Safety and Liability

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press

Nothing worse then getting a city slicker stuck in the thresher. That will literally kill your TripAdvisor rating. Seriously though, it's better for everyone when farms think of tis as a res business, not just a one-time thing to make extra cash.

4 years ago

Arkansas Opens to the Opportunities of Agritourism

Arkansas Opens to the Opportunities of Agritourism

Times Record

Creating a state-wide network to promote agritourism is a smart move for a state with tons of farming but few attractions for tourists.

5 years ago

Florida Tries to Blend Its Two Largest Industries, Tourism and Farming

Florida Tries to Blend Its Two Largest Industries, Tourism and Farming

Kevin Bouffard, The Ledger, Lakeland, Florida

This agritourism effort in Polk County, Florida, is hardly original, and it isn't likely to compete with Disney and Universal, but it isn't a bad idea.

5 years ago