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An Overview Of Educational Tourism [NEW]



Agritourism is a field that is growing in popularity as producers try to diversify and increase profits. By combining agriculture and tourism, agritourism offers new sources of revenue but also presents potential problems and legal complications to agritourism operators.




An overview of educational tourism


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Simply stated, agritourism could be thought of as the crossroads of tourism and agriculture. Stated more technically, agritourism can be defined as a form of commercial enterprise that links agricultural production and/or processing with tourism to attract visitors onto a farm, ranch, or other agricultural business for the purposes of entertaining and/or educating the visitors while generating income for the farm, ranch, or business owner.


Agritourism operations exist throughout the United States and the world. They range from small operations that function on a seasonal basis and offer limited consumer services to large operations that operate throughout the year and provide numerous consumer services. Common examples of agritourism include:


Examples of actual agritourism operations can be easily located through routine internet searches and through web sites, such as agritourismworld.com, that provide comprehensive databases of agritourism operations throughout the country.


Agritourism presents a unique opportunity to combine aspects of the tourism and agriculture industries to provide a number of financial, educational, and social benefits to tourists, producers, and communities. Agritourism gives producers an opportunity to generate additional income and an avenue for direct marketing to consumers. It enhances the tourism industry by increasing the volume of visitors to an area and the length of their stay. Agritourism also provides communities with the potential to increase their local tax bases and new employment opportunities. Additionally, agritourism provides educational opportunities to the public, helps to preserve agricultural lands, and allows states to develop business enterprises. While agritourism may create new potential revenue streams, it also presents new legal issues for farmers and landowners.


Liability is a significant concern for farmers, ranchers, and others who operate agritourism enterprises. Simply stated, a landowner who opens his or her land to the public faces the risk that he or she could be considered liable if an entrant is injured while on the property.


Animals used strictly for agricultural purposes are exempt from regulation under the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). However, the AWA is applicable when animals are exhibited, even if the animals are farm animals. According to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the USDA agency that administers the AWA, the exhibition of animals includes petting zoos, roadside zoos, trained animal shows, and educational displays. An agritourism operator who uses animals for exhibition purposes should be aware of the potential application of the AWA. For more information regarding animal welfare, please visit the Animal Welfare Reading Room.


Agritourism enterprises may involve a variety of other legal issues, depending largely on the activities involved and the laws of the state where the business is located. Producers who provide food stands or restaurants must consider local food safety and public health laws that may apply and laws governing liquor licenses if alcohol is served on the premises. For more information on food safety, please visit the Food Safety Reading Room. In addition, agritourism operators should be aware that many of their activities may not be covered by standard farm insurance policies and that additional liability coverage may be needed to cover injuries arising from agritourism activities.


Agritourism operations may also face issues with zoning restrictions, building codes, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, taxation, and business permits. Zoning restrictions are an issue that many new agritourism operators do not think about, but disputes with neighbors caused by increased traffic, noise, etc. have led to costly litigation. The Agritourism Reading Room contains resources addressing these topics and many others; however it is important to note that agritourism operations face many unique challenges because of location and the type of services that they offer.


Choosing the Right Pet - Adopting a pet from an animal shelter is a great way to help a pet in need. Adding a new furry family member to your household is a big decision and this presentation will provide an overview of some of the things to consider during the decision-making process.


The Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU) is ranked 8th in the U.S. and 33rd in the world among top U.S. public universities for tourism and hospitality management.


Hospitality is the world's largest industry and getting a degree in hospitality and tourism management offers many opportunities in exciting and high-paying careers in all sectors of society, including: careers in hotel management, restaurant operations, beverage management, real estate management, event and entertainment management and tourism.


Please note: Our Middle School campus is located in Mountain View and there are specific tours for these grades, however an important overview of the curriculum is offered at this tour on our Los Altos campus and we highly recommend anyone who is new to Waldorf Education attend this event first.


We welcome visitors to the York County Resource Recovery Center (YCRRC) and the Hopewell Area Recreation Complex (HARC). Both tours are fun and educational and can be scheduled throughout the year for those six years of age and older. We ask for two weeks notice to schedule a tour.


EF pioneered the concept of an educational tour many years back, and now maintains their presence as the biggest private student travel company in the world. Educational tours are an amazing way to explore a country while making some great new friends, or share an experience with old friends. Learn from the locations and cultures as you experience them firsthand. Get out of the classroom and out into the whorl with EF!


There are so many details to think about when organizing an educational tour. Details that the teachers, chaperones, students, parents, and decision-makers are going to want to access so that they are fully informed about the trip. As the tour organizer, the easiest way for you to share this with them is in an informative tour dossier.


The more detailed it is, the better! Laying out the information means that expectations can be managed, and some of the common questions answered right at the start. Read on to find out how to write a dossier for your educational tour and what information to include.


The Visitors Center tour and information sessions provide an overview of life at UGA. If you are interested in a specific school or college, you can reach out to them directly to introduce yourself and to find out about their programs and tours.


The graphic shows the different opportunities people have to start or restart their carrier in tourism - reaching from a very practice-oriented education to scientific and research oriented studies at university level.


Apprentices may only be trained in legally recognised apprenticeship professions (currently 12 apprenticeships are directly linked to the tourism sector). The apprenticeship usually takes three years, but it may also take four years. Depending on the educational background, the training period may be reduced to two years.


Vocational education and training (VET) schools and colleges balance the provision of broad general education, occupation-related theory and practice (work-placements, internships). They provide special tourism and hospitality programs of various durations and levels from the ninth school year:


A number of Austrian universities and universities of applied sciences offer academic education in the field of tourism and hospitality management. They provide practice-oriented, science-based occupational training and in-depth theoretical and research skills.


In the Austrian tourism and leisure industry, employees are needed on an urgent basis. The Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy supports initiatives to enhance the attractiveness of working in tourism and to inspire people to consider a job in the tourism industry. Modernising training content and providing support for trainees and companies are just some of the measures on offer. Moreover, companies are investing in modern employee management as well.


Apprentices may only be trained in the legally recognized apprenticeship professions (currently 12 apprenticeships are directly linked to the tourism sector). The most popular professions are chef, restaurant and gastronomy specialist as well as hotel and hospitality assistant.


A number of Austrian universities and Universities of Applied Sciences offer academic education in the field of tourism and hospitality management. They provide practice-oriented, science-based occupational training and in-depth theoretical and research skills. The Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism aims at making professions in the tourism sector more attractive by means of image campaigns, support of industry events, workshops and information material.


Welcome, we are so glad you are here! Please log in and enjoy our materials. Our team has spent the time to develop fun and educational crafts, coloring sheets, fun facts and cooking projects for your class to do at school. It has never been easier to bring the farm to your classroom. 041b061a72


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