Considerable attention has been devoted to rural tourism in the scientific tourism literature over the last decades. The countryside is undergoing continuous change, as well as rural tourism and scientific research covering its various aspects. The purpose of this study is to track changes that rural tourism research has undergone. The author analysed research papers published by major international tourism journals in the past fifteen years with the aim to determine the actuality and proportion of the topic of rural tourism. By categorizing the studies on rural tourism published by these journals into different topic areas, the aim of the author was not only to identify the recurring themes and sophistication of the chosen methodologies, but also to look for the unanswered questions concerning rural tourism research.
E. Orsolya, S. (2015). THE TRENDS OF RURAL TOURISM RESEARCH IN THE PAST FIFTEEN YEARS. Paper presented at SITCON 2015 - Singidunum International Tourism Conference. doi:10.15308/sitcon-2015-222-228