The aim of this book is to show how wine tourism can be used as a model for sustainable economic development, driving economic growth and social development in some locations. It will explore the interaction between tourism and viticulture in wine tourism destinations, while also explaining some of the repercussions of these activities. This book covers various topics including regional development, environmental management, sustainable viticulture, quality management in wineries and wine tourism routes among others.
Wine tourism, which combines two important yet distinct economic activities (i.e., tourism and viticulture), has recently emerged as a new tourism product driven by tourists' search for new experiences and wineries' need to diversify their businesses and seek new revenue streams to boost sales. This new form of tourism, which typically takes place in rural areas and which combines wine production with tourist activities, is becoming important for such regions by providing a complementary income source. It provides a model for sustainable economic development for these regions, which for various reasons may otherwise struggle to develop.
Featuring cases and business implications from various locations, this book provides an important source of knowledge-both theoretical and practical-suitable to academics, scholars, researchers, and practitioners in the tourism sector and the wine industry.
This book explores the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer a powerful tool for the development of smart tourism. Numerous examples are presented from across the entire spectrum of cultural and heritage tourism, including art, innovations in museum interpretation and collections management, cross-cultural visions, gastronomy, film tourism, dark tourism, sports tourism, and wine tourism. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the smart destinations concept and a knowledge economy driven by innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. New modes of tourism management are described, and tourism products, services, and strategies for the stimulation of economic innovation and promotion of knowledge transfer are outlined. The potential of diverse emerging ICTs in this context is clearly explained, covering location-based services, internet of things, smart cities, mobile services, gamification, digital collections and the virtual visitor, social media, social networking, and augmented reality. The book is edited in collaboration with the International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism (IACuDiT) and includes the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cultural and Digital Tourism.
A fifty year old woman can easily look anywhere from thirty-five to sixty-five. And these days, ever looking "old" at all has become optional. Like Fine Wine is loaded with tips and tricks for every income and interest level. Get rid of wrinkles and age spots. Get more hair and a safe tan. Fix the backs of your hands, your forehead, neck, and teeth. Plump your lips, get more brows and lashes. Lift your bust, get thin and toned, revamp your makeup, clothes, accessories, shoes and jewelry. Improve your poise and your mind. And more! This book packs a punch to glam up every fine wine lady's look, head to toe, from inexpensive quick fixes to major undertakings, plus a few exotic secrets!
French sociologist and philosopher, Bruno Latour, is one of the most significant and creative thinkers of the last decades. Bruno Latour a " hybrid thoughts in a hybrid world is the first comprehensive and accessible English-language introduction to this multi-faceted work. The book focuses on core Latourian themes:
a His contribution to science studies (STS a " Science, Technology & Society)
a His philosophical approach to the rise and fall of modernity
a His innovative thoughts on politics, nature, and ecology
a His contribution to the branch of sociology known as ANT a " Actor-Network Theory.
With ANT, Latour has pioneered an approach to socio-cultural analysis built on the notion that social life arise in complex networks of actants a " people, things, ideas, norms, technologies, and so on a " influencing each other in dynamic ways. This book explores how Latour helps us make sense of the changing interrelations of science, technology, society, nature, and politics beyond modernity.
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