Other Tourism Topics

Other Tourism Topics

Aero-tourism / Aviation

Aero-tourism is the concept of getting pilots and passengers from a local airport to surrounding areas of interest.

As home to the Wright Brothers, Ohio has long been known as the “Birthplace of Aviation.” According to the Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio ranks third in the nation in paved, lighted general aviation airports. Ohio has 166 public use airports and nearly 11,000 registered aircraft.

Landing on a Rural Opportunity: Aero-tourism in Rural Pennsylvania - Center for Rural Pennsylvania.

Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails Conservancy

Rural Tourism

Promoting Tourism in Rural America - USDA. NAL. Rural Information Center.
Overview and resource directory covering aerotourism, agritourism, bed and breakfasts, ecotourism and natural based tourism, heritage and cultural tourism, and rails to trails.
Rural Tourism: An Annotated Bibliography - USDA. Economic Research Service
Stories Across America: Opportunities for Rural Tourism - National Trust for Historic Preservation; USDA. NAL. Rural Information Center
Diversifying the Rural Economy: Tourism Development - Mississippi State University. Southern Rural Development Center
Regional Rural Development Centers:

  • North Central Regional Center for Rural Development.
  • Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development.
  • Southern Rural Development Center.
  • Western Rural Development Center
Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism Stewardship Council
Sustainable Tourism Cirteria
Sustainable Tourism, University of Minnesota Tourism Center
Innovation in Sustainable Tourism (an overview and profiles from British Columbia)
Going Green, Ohio Tourism Toolbox Topic of Interest


The integrated combination of voluntary service with the unique elements of a destination

The Voluntourist Forum

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