Is agriculture important to agritourism? the agritourism attraction market in Israel

Aliza Fleischer*, Anat Tchetchik, Ziv Bar-Nahum, Evyatar Talev

*Corresponding author for this work

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Agritourism attractions are a commonly chosen alternative in farm diversification. Some attractions are based on active farms, while others are based on rural ambience. We model and estimate the agritourism attraction market as a differentiated-goods market based on Israeli market data and simulate different scenarios. We show that total welfare increases when attractions are based on rural ambience rather than on active farms. We also show that an indirect support scheme has a stronger impact on total welfare than a direct scheme.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)273-296
Number of pages24
JournalEuropean Review of Agricultural Economics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study has received funding from the Chief Scientist of the Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Publisher Copyright:
© Oxford University Press and Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics 2018.


  • agritourism attractions
  • constant expenditure model
  • differentiated goods
  • oligopoly mark-up


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