This paper presents an overview of international tourism and its role in rural economic development. It briefly describes the current approaches to rural economic development followed by a brief look at international tourism 1n the United States, and the potential for tourism in rural areas is examined. An initial step in assessing the extent to which international tourists visit rural America is determining the factors which currently attract those visitors to rural areas. The purpose of this paper is to profile potential international travelers to rural areas.
Backman, Sheila J.; Backman, Kenneth F.; Potts, Thomas D.; and Uysal, Muzaffer
"International Tourism: An Unrecognized Potential in Rural Tourism Development,"
Visions in Leisure and Business: Vol. 11:
1, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/visions/vol11/iss1/4