Food, Agri-Culture and Tourism

Linking Local Gastronomy and Rural Tourism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Katia Laura Sidali
  • Achim Spiller
  • Birgit Schulze
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Farm and rural tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nina Stockebrand, Katia Laura Sidali, Achim Spiller
      Pages 25-40
  3. Food, wine and tourism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 72-72
    2. Maurizio Canavari, Carrie Huffaker, Rossana Mari, Domenico Regazzi, Roberta Spadoni
      Pages 73-91
    3. Kai Schätzel, Ludwig Arens, Jan Schätzel
      Pages 119-128
  4. New avenues of research: online marketing and sensory marketing

About these proceedings


This book will be a valuable source of information for those concerned with rural and farm tourism, sustainable tourism and the marketing of local gastronomy. It presents cases with an international and interdisciplinary approach in order to provide ideas for strategic perspectives in tourism studies. Furthermore, for the first time the complex fields of rural and food tourism are examined from an international (Italy and Germany) viewpoint. This book explores ways in which gastronomical heritage (i.e., regional food, organic food) can be incorporated in rural tourism (above all farm tourism) and development policies as well as in new avenues of research (e.g., sensory marketing, online marketing) in order to enhance sustainable practices both in the tourism and in the agri-food sector. Overall, the book presents an overview of benchmark practices for professionals (associations of rural tourism, farmers, etc.), while offering scholars a well-founded source to refer to in order to gain up-to-date insights into the state of the art of studies on rural and food tourism.


agri-tourism cross-country farm tourism food tourism interdisciplinary approach local gastronomy marketing rural tourism

Editors and affiliations

  • Katia Laura Sidali
    • 1
  • Achim Spiller
    • 2
  • Birgit Schulze
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Agricultural Economics andGeorg-August University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Agricultural Economics andGeorg-August University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  3. 3.Christian-Albrechts-University of KielInstitute of Agricultural EconomicsKielGermany

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