On the basis of the analysis of Polish scientific writings on agrotourism and rural tourism (selected books from the last five years), the authors asses the level of the area explication. The diagnosis includes the preferred theoretical approach, methodological positions , and subjects. Additionally, it considers the publications on cultural tourism which include references to tourism in rural areas. The research material consists mainly of four book which have the word 'agritourism' in their titles: Plichta i Sosnowski , Marketing in agritourism; Sznajder i Przezbórskia , Agritourism; Ciepiela i Sosnowski , Agritourism - fashion or need?; Sawicki i Mazurek-Kusiak , Agritourism in theory and practice. Moreover, five more books were taken into consideration which, because of the title, of the cover picture, or mainly because of their contents point at agrotourism or rural tourism. The predominant method is the analysis of the writings' contents. Additionally, the author assesses the percentage share of the elements devoted to cultural values and cultural tourism in the works on rural and agrotourism. This draft diagnosis is an attempt to indicate further research areas.
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