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San Francisco and Napa Valley have a relationship that is supported by an infrastructure that links them together. Through both public and private transportation, visitors are able to travel to both areas with relative ease. Tour companies, ferries, BART and the wineries work together to make this connection happen. Both San Francisco and Napa Valley have reaped the economic benefits of visitors to the regions.

Philadelphia, like San Francisco, is an urban tourist destination that attracts millions of visitors yearly. Unlike San Francisco, the infrastructure in place does not support the same relationship to nearby wineries. Also, the wineries in the Philadelphia countryside are not as incorporated in recreation that is provided by non-winery entities. However, visitors to Philadelphia and/or its countryside may be interested in having easy access to wineries and to recreation related to them. First, though, it must be determined if there is demand for the wineries near Philadelphia.

To estimate this demand, the TCM was suggested. TCM has been used in several studies to estimate demand for recreational sites. This method takes into account the visitor’s own price, the price of substitutes, the visitor’s income, his or her tastes and preferences, and the attractions provided by wineries and other entities as factors that may affect demand. In this chapter, the authors demonstrated how, if wineries, business organizations and government agencies are interested, information on which attractions visitors prefer can impact demand for wineries. Based on the results obtained, researchers can determine which attractions would increase the number of visits or would encourage potential visitors to consider travelling to wineries. These results may benefit not only wineries but other rural organizations or entities that offer attractions.

 
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