How can economic development of tourism contribute to the preservation of qualities in rural areas? How can tourism innovations be generated? How can policy-makers effectively influence economic development? This book explores sense and non-sense of interactive approaches to rural tourism development. It confronts – often optimistic – theoretical ideas with practices in four regions in the Netherlands and France.
Janine Caalders (1969) is partner in BUITEN, a consultancy in regional economic development. She advises governments and enterprises on rural development, tourism and spatial planning.