Farm tourism, gender and the environment in Spain

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This study analyzes the changing role of women in the new economic activity of farm tourism in two distinct areas of Spain: Catalonia and Galicia. One of the most evident effects of economic restructuring processes in rural areas is the need to create in situ employment alternatives to agriculture. Farm tourism is a valuable alternative for women which both allows the combination of domestic responsibilities with tourism work and represents an income source that supports continued small-scale farming and conservation of the countryside environment. Women's perceptions of the built and natural environments are changing in response to these activities. © 1995.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-282
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995


  • Spain
  • economic restructuring
  • environmental perceptions
  • farm tourism
  • gender roles
  • women's work


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