About Rural Tourism


Information about Rural Tourism in general

In order to provide more information on rural tourism in Portugal and in general we leave here suplemetar information that we consider interesting and that may be useful, which was withdrawn from the wikipedia site:

The Cottage is a form of tourism that aims to allow everyone a more direct and genuine contact with nature, agriculture and local traditions, through private hospitality in a rural, family atmosphere.

Tourism activities in rural areas constitute the provision of services, equipment and products:

* accommodation
* feeding
* Welcome to visitors on farms
* Recreation, entertainment and educational activities related to the rural context
* Other complementary activities to the above listed since practiced in rural areas, which exist due to tourism or that constitute the reason of visitation.

In particular, can present attraction plantations and crops in areas where they perhaps serve as an international reference in the so-called agribusiness.

The design is based on the notion of territory, with emphasis on the criterion of allocation and valuation of rurality. Thus, it is considered territory a physical space, geographically defined, generally continuous, comprising cities and fields, characterized by multidimensional criteria, such as environment, economy, society, culture, politics and institutions, and a population with relatively distinct social groups that They relate internally and externally through specific processes, where you can distinguish one or more elements that indicate identity and social cohesion, cultural and territorial.

In rural areas, these elements are manifested predominantly by the allocation of land, mainly focused on agricultural practices, and the notion of rurality, ie the value that contemporary society conceives rural, and contemplating the most general characteristics of the rural areas: the territorialized production quality, landscape, biodiversity, culture and a way of life, identified by farming, family logic, community culture, identification with the cycles of nature.

The Commitment to agricultural production is identified with rurality: a bond with the things of the earth. Thus, even if the eminently agricultural practices are not present on a commercial scale, the commitment to agricultural production can be represented by social practices and labor, the environment, the customs and traditions, the architectural aspects, the craft, by way of life considered typical of each rural population.

The provision of hospitality-related services in rural environment makes the rural characteristics come to be understood otherwise that not only focused on primary food production. Thus, common practices to country life, as management creations, cultural events and the landscape itself are seen to be important components of the rural tourism product and therefore valued and valued for it.

Adding value also is present the possibility of production of vertical integration in small scale, that is, processing of fresh products, turning them so they can be offered to the tourist, in the form of preserves, dairy products, meals and others.

Rural Tourism, in addition to the commitment to the agricultural activities, characterized by enhancement of the cultural and natural heritage as elements of tourism in rural areas. Thus, entrepreneurs in defining their rural tourism products should contemplate the greatest possible authenticity cultural factors, through the redemption of demonstrations and regional practices (such as folklore, the crafts, the "stories", gastronomy ), and strive for conservation of the natural environment.



Rural tourism in Portugal

In Portugal, rural tourism, is created in 1986 with the regulations of Decree-Law No. 256/86 of August 27, three modalities institutionalized: rural tourism, rural tourism and agro-tourism.

* The rental accommodation is characterized by manors, stately homes or residences of acknowledged architectural value, with appropriate dimensions, furnishings and quality decor.
* Rural Tourism (now replaced by the designation Vacation rental) are private homes and shelters located in rural areas that provide a hosting service, whether or not used as private housing of their owners.
* The agritourism is characterized by dwelling houses or their complements integrated into a farm, characterized by the participation of tourists in work the same holding or complementary animation forms.

Currently the definition presented by the DGT (Directorate General of Tourism), which is found in Decree-Law 54/2002 designates it for Rural Tourism and describes it this way:

"It consists of the set of activities, accommodation services and entertainment to tourists in familiar nature of projects carried out and provided for remuneration, in rural areas." (Art. 1, Decree-Law No. 55/2002 of April 2nd).

For rural areas are considered all "areas with traditional and meaningful connection to agriculture or environment and distinctly rural character Landscape" (art. 3, Decree-Law No 55/2002 of 2 April).

For accommodation services is understood those that are provided in the form of: rural tourism, agro-tourism, cottages, village tourism, rural hotels and rural campsite.

* The Village Tourism is characterized by the hosting service provided a set of at least five private houses located in a village and operated in an integrated manner, whether or not used as own home of its owners, owners or legitimate holders.


rural tourism in Brazil

According to the document, the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil, "Guidelines for the Development of Rural Tourism", the rural tourism concept is based on aspects that relate to tourism, the territory, the economic base, natural and cultural resources and the society. Based on these aspects, and the contributions of partners throughout the country, is defined Rural Tourism as: "the set of tourist activities in rural areas, committed to agricultural production, adding value to products and services, rescuing and promoting cultural and natural heritage of the community. "

In Brazil, they are highly sought after rural tourism centennial farms of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, as well as horse riding in the Pantanal and trails in historic farms interior paulista.Algumas Brazilian universities offer undergraduate tourism discipline rural.Como in the case of undergraduate degree in Animal Science.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Source: Wikipedia.org - 2011

Information about Rural Tourism in general

In order to provide more information on rural tourism in Portugal and in general we leave here suplemetar information that we consider interesting and that may be useful, which was withdrawn from the wikipedia site:

The Cottage is a form of tourism that aims to allow everyone a more direct and genuine contact with nature, agriculture and local traditions, through private hospitality in a rural, family atmosphere.

Tourism activities in rural areas constitute the provision of services, equipment and products:

* accommodation
* feeding
* Welcome to visitors on farms
* Recreation, entertainment and educational activities related to the rural context
* Other complementary activities to the above listed since practiced in rural areas, which exist due to tourism or that constitute the reason of visitation.

In particular, can present attraction plantations and crops in areas where they perhaps serve as an international reference in the so-called agribusiness.

The design is based on the notion of territory, with emphasis on the criterion of allocation and valuation of rurality. Thus, it is considered territory a physical space, geographically defined, generally continuous, comprising cities and fields, characterized by multidimensional criteria, such as environment, economy, society, culture, politics and institutions, and a population with relatively distinct social groups that They relate internally and externally through specific processes, where you can distinguish one or more elements that indicate identity and social cohesion, cultural and territorial.

In rural areas, these elements are manifested predominantly by the allocation of land, mainly focused on agricultural practices, and the notion of rurality, ie the value that contemporary society conceives rural, and contemplating the most general characteristics of the rural areas: the territorialized production quality, landscape, biodiversity, culture and a way of life, identified by farming, family logic, community culture, identification with the cycles of nature.

The Commitment to agricultural production is identified with rurality: a bond with the things of the earth. Thus, even if the eminently agricultural practices are not present on a commercial scale, the commitment to agricultural production can be represented by social practices and labor, the environment, the customs and traditions, the architectural aspects, the craft, by way of life considered typical of each rural population.

The provision of hospitality-related services in rural environment makes the rural characteristics come to be understood otherwise that not only focused on primary food production. Thus, common practices to country life, as management creations, cultural events and the landscape itself are seen to be important components of the rural tourism product and therefore valued and valued for it.

Adding value also is present the possibility of production of vertical integration in small scale, that is, processing of fresh products, turning them so they can be offered to the tourist, in the form of preserves, dairy products, meals and others.

Rural Tourism, in addition to the commitment to the agricultural activities, characterized by enhancement of the cultural and natural heritage as elements of tourism in rural areas. Thus, entrepreneurs in defining their rural tourism products should contemplate the greatest possible authenticity cultural factors, through the redemption of demonstrations and regional practices (such as folklore, the crafts, the "stories", gastronomy ), and strive for conservation of the natural environment.



Rural tourism in Portugal

In Portugal, rural tourism, is created in 1986 with the regulations of Decree-Law No. 256/86 of August 27, three modalities institutionalized: rural tourism, rural tourism and agro-tourism.

* The rental accommodation is characterized by manors, stately homes or residences of acknowledged architectural value, with appropriate dimensions, furnishings and quality decor.
* Rural Tourism (now replaced by the designation Vacation rental) are private homes and shelters located in rural areas that provide a hosting service, whether or not used as private housing of their owners.
* The agritourism is characterized by dwelling houses or their complements integrated into a farm, characterized by the participation of tourists in work the same holding or complementary animation forms.

Currently the definition presented by the DGT (Directorate General of Tourism), which is found in Decree-Law 54/2002 designates it for Rural Tourism and describes it this way:

"It consists of the set of activities, accommodation services and entertainment to tourists in familiar nature of projects carried out and provided for remuneration, in rural areas." (Art. 1, Decree-Law No. 55/2002 of April 2nd).

For rural areas are considered all "areas with traditional and meaningful connection to agriculture or environment and distinctly rural character Landscape" (art. 3, Decree-Law No 55/2002 of 2 April).

For accommodation services is understood those that are provided in the form of: rural tourism, agro-tourism, cottages, village tourism, rural hotels and rural campsite.

* The Village Tourism is characterized by the hosting service provided a set of at least five private houses located in a village and operated in an integrated manner, whether or not used as own home of its owners, owners or legitimate holders.


rural tourism in Brazil

According to the document, the Ministry of Tourism of Brazil, "Guidelines for the Development of Rural Tourism", the rural tourism concept is based on aspects that relate to tourism, the territory, the economic base, natural and cultural resources and the society. Based on these aspects, and the contributions of partners throughout the country, is defined Rural Tourism as: "the set of tourist activities in rural areas, committed to agricultural production, adding value to products and services, rescuing and promoting cultural and natural heritage of the community. "

In Brazil, they are highly sought after rural tourism centennial farms of Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro, as well as horse riding in the Pantanal and trails in historic farms interior paulista.Algumas Brazilian universities offer undergraduate tourism discipline rural.Como in the case of undergraduate degree in Animal Science.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Source: Wikipedia.org - 2011
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