Assessing rural tourism efforts in the United States

A. E. Luloff, Jeffrey C. Bridger, Alan R. Graefe, Mary Saylor, Kenneth Martin, Richard Gitelson

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Abstract

This study reports on a survey of state-sponsored rural tourism programs contacted by phone in 1991. Analysis reveals that 30 states had tourism programs specifically targeted for rural areas; 14 states included rural areas as part of their overall tourism packages; and only 6 states had no specific rural component to their state programs. Using this program data and various contextual factors, a series of multivariate discriminant analyses were conducted. These results identify characteristics of states with multiple rural tourism programs. Possible implications of these findings for rural development research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-64
Number of pages19
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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    Luloff, A. E., Bridger, J. C., Graefe, A. R., Saylor, M., Martin, K., & Gitelson, R. (1994). Assessing rural tourism efforts in the United States. Annals of Tourism Research, 21(1), 46-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/0160-7383(94)90004-3