Second homes tourism and sustainable rural development in all around the world
by S. Zahra Mirani; Banafsheh M. Farahani
International Journal of Leisure and Tourism Marketing (IJLTM), Vol. 4, No. 3/4, 2015

Abstract: Second home tourism is one of the patterns of tourism development especially in rural and mountainous areas that is obtained through ownership of second homes (bungalows or holiday homes). World's economic, social and cultural developments after the Second World War, with improving communication and transportation, increased leisure time. The possibility of allocating some part of revenue for unnecessary affaires caused the spread of rural tourism and, consequently, the popularity of second homes in the western world and many other countries. This paper introduced the second homes, their emergence and spread in all around the world, their geographical and spatial analysis and the importance of rural development, and then it investigated the role of second home tourism in rural development and their tourism development implications in all the environmental, economic and social aspects. At last, sustainable development of rural tourism strategies was examined.

Online publication date: Wed, 30-Sep-2015

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