Tourism and recreation

Tourism, in the context of land-based sector, is considered in terms of business development, access to the countryside, field sports and outdoor & adventure recreation.Rural businesses typically service the demand for accommodation and participation in a range of leisure activities.

Countryside access

  • usage surveys

Field sports, hunting & fishing

  • game-keeping
  • shooting
  • riparian topics and associated economic gains

Outdoor recreation

  • an increasingly important factor in the economic activity of rural areas drawing visitors involved in walking, climbing, cycling, horse riding, canoeing, sailing and air sports

Tourism business development

  • visitor attractions
  • destination management

A number of universities and colleges specialise in tourism and leisure management with relevance to the rural sector. Sheffield Hallam University is host to the Countryside Recreation Network

OpenFields brings together authoritative tourism and recreational information from universities, colleges and the industry.

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