Opening your farm gates to visitors involves shifting the focus of your operation from production to people. This shift involves innovation, business planning and, most of all, patience. Farm owners who have successfully integrated agri-tourism into their operations report that the transition has enhanced their lifestyle as well as their business.
Rural tourism has become a new type of agricultural management in Taiwan which helps farmers break through current management difficulties for small farms. It has two major purposes. The first is to provide leisure and recreation for the public. The second is to increase farmers' incomes.
This paper discusses rural tourism in Korea, focusing on tourism farms, and on policies and programs to promote this important service industry. It also discusses current problems, including the time it takes to obtain planning permission and credit. It suggests various ways in which institutional support might be improved. It emphasizes the importance of good location and good management in determining the success of tourism farms.
The change in Japanese rural society after World War II can be understood as a tendency towards stagnation and aging. Some way of revitalizing rural societies is needed. This paper examines the development possibility of rural tourism as a means of revitalization in Japan.