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The South Downs National Park: Applying Best Management Practice
by Roger Budden
The recently designated South Downs National Park introduces a ‘new’ holiday destination in the UK, providing a rare opportunity to develop a new sustainable tourism product. All National Parks are unique in their make-up and their challenges to manage...
Getting Kids Back to Nature
by Mark Hillsdon
With new research showing that fewer children are enjoying the natural world, there’s a new onus on conservation organisations, local authorities and natural attractions to encourage more young people back to nature.This article will give an insight into...
Today’s Opportunities in Farm Tourism
by Andy Woodward
Many farmers have sought to boost income from agriculture by diversifying into the tourism sector. This article analyses why the current environment is ripe with opportunities to launch, or develop existing, farm visitor ventures. It considers ways in...
Reaching for the Stars to Develop your Destination
by Derek McNally
This article looks at how astronomy could become both a short-term and long-term answer for certain destinations. 2009 has been declared by the United Nations the International Year of Astronomy - this offers an ideal chance to test the waters. The Dark...
Farm Tourism after Foot and Mouth Disease
By Haydn Morris
Foot & Mouth Disease (FMD) affected farm tourism enterprises in different ways. Many were hit hard, while others realised new opportunities. Three years after the outbreak, this article looks at how two different farm tourism operations responded to...
UK Holiday Parks - Fast Forward After a Setback
By Ros Pritchard
With the British countryside declared virtually a no-go area during the 2001 FMD crisis, holiday parks suffered a 10.4% fall in the number of visitor trips compared with the previous year. But although income also dropped during this period (by 6.2%),...
Lake District Tourism and Conservation Partnership
By Haydn Morris
Visitor payback is a topical concept in rural tourism circles, although few people so far have made it work on a large scale, involving a wide range of tourism businesses. The leading exponent is the Lake District Tourism & Conservation Partnership,...
The Hop Farm Country Park – Defying the Crisis
By Dave Hughes
When Brent and Fiona Pollard bought the Hop Farm visitor attraction from Whitbread plc in the autumn of 1997, they were buying into an industry about which they knew very little. They were also buying a business that had seen its visitor numbers decline...
Foot and Mouth Disease – Is it Still an Issue for Overseas Tourists?
By Marcus Taylor, British Tourist Authority
The FMD outbreak in February 2001 has cost the tourism industry in Britain an estimated £2billion in lost business. Now, 18 months later, when Britain has been declared FMD free, there is still concern about the impact the FMD crisis left in the minds...
Transport Links and Tourism
By Professor David Begg, Chairman, Commission for Integrated Transport
One of the attractions of our own land for UK residents and overseas visitors alike is the beauty of our countryside and coastline and the diversity of our towns. We love going to places we have not seen before or cannot get to easily or regularly....
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