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dc.contributor.authorMcIntosh, Alison J.
dc.contributor.authorBonnemann, Susanne
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T22:55:15Z
dc.date.available2009-01-28T22:55:15Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationMcIntosh, A. & Bonnemann, S. (2006). Willing workers on organic farms (WWOOF): The alternative farm stay experience. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 14(1), 82-99.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1898
dc.description.abstractThis paper aims to contribute to knowledge about the farm stay experience by providing exploratory insights into the characteristics that are common to a hosted stay on a WWOOF farm and to investigate whether the experiences provided for visitors by WWOOF hosts are notably different from those offered by other farm hosts. The paper reports the findings of in-depth interviews conducted with 12 WWOOF hosts and 22 visitors staying at WWOOF farms located in the rural region of Canterbury in the south island of New Zealand. The findings of the study, while indicative, show that the hosted experience on an organic (WWOOF) farm may be notably different from that provided at a commercial farm stay, with four key dimensions: the rurality of the experience; the opportunity to learn about organics; the personal meaningfulness of the experience; and the element of sincerity in the experience.en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherChannel View Publicationsen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.multilingual-matters.net/jost/014/jost0140082.htmen
dc.subjectfarm tourismen
dc.subjectWWOOFen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjecttourist experiencesen
dc.titleWilling workers on organic farms (WWOOF): The alternative farm stay experienceen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Sustainable Tourismen_NZ
pubs.begin-page82en_NZ
pubs.elements-id31497
pubs.end-page99en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume14en_NZ


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