Sustainable wine tourism: The host community perspective

Poitras, Lisa and Getz, Donald (2006) Sustainable wine tourism: The host community perspective. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 14 5: 425-448. doi:10.2167/jost587.0

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Author Poitras, Lisa
Getz, Donald
Title Sustainable wine tourism: The host community perspective
Journal name Journal of Sustainable Tourism   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-9582
Publication date 2006
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2167/jost587.0
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 14
Issue 5
Start page 425
End page 448
Total pages 24
Place of publication Clevedon, England
Publisher Channel View Books/Portland Press
Language eng
Subject 150603 Tourism Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
1506 Tourism
Abstract The meaning and elements of sustainable wine tourism from the community perspective are explored. A case study method involving multi-stakeholder input was employed to identify issues specific to the Town of Oliver, British Columbia, which is the self-proclaimed ‘Wine Capital of Canada’. The case illustrates challenges facing a town that is aggressively pursuing wine tourism development, but it must deal with serious implications for agriculture, the natural environment, and the community. Recommendations made for Oliver, both strategies and implementation methods, provide a useful starting point for other communities engaged in wine tourism development. More general implications are drawn on the application of the life cycle concept to wine tourism, and specific research recommendations are made. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Keyword Rural industries
Capitalists & financiers
strategic planning
case studies
wine tourism
Wine & wine making
Tourist attractions
Case method
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