Adventure Tourism: The New Frontier by Colin Beard, John Swarbrooke, Suzanne Leckie, Gill Pomfret

By Colin Beard, John Swarbrooke, Suzanne Leckie, Gill Pomfret

The previous, current and way forward for event tourism, experience Tourism: the recent frontier examines the product, the journey vacationer profile, and matters resembling offer, geography and sustainability. overseas case experiences are used to demonstrate those concerns, together with: Gorilla observing holidays,Trekking on Mount Everest, Diving vacations, and Outward sure programs. research of the advance and nature of experience tourism accompanies those experiences, making sure that the name turns out to be useful either for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of tourism and for execs concerned about coping with experience tourism organizations. there's additionally a better half site with extra situations, which might be came across at www.bh/com/companions/0750651865.
* foreign case experiences, together with wasteland tourism in Siberia, rock-climbing established tourism in Spain and mountain tourism in Greece * specified therapy of the subject
* A revered crew of authors

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Clarifying the relationship between existing forms of tourism and adventure tourism There has been a lot of debate about the differences between these established forms of tourism and adventure tourism. 2. Even a cursory examination of the niche forms of tourism discussed above makes it apparent that there is a considerable amount of overlap with adventure tourism. This in itself is not necessarily an unhelpful thing. In fact we suggest quite the opposite; it can be used to help highlight sub-sectors, or micro-niches, of adventure tourism.

Travel writer adventurers In recent decades, as the travel-related media has grown, we have seen the development of a breed of travel writer adventurers. These people travel off the beaten track and then share their experiences with the less adventurous armchair traveller through their writings. Such writers include Newby and Thesiger. However, today new forms of travel writer adventurer are being seen. First, women are entering this previously male-dominated profession, notably Dervla Murphy. Second, such writers are often now looking for a new angle or fresh approach.

It is important to recognize that this view is an Anglo-centric one. As we will see later in the chapter, the concept of adventure tourism, and its historic development, varies between different countries and cultures. 2 in more detail. Themes Hedonism Hedonism, or pleasure seeking, has a particularly long history. The desire for sensual pleasures and the willingness to travel for such purposes is age-old. Often travel has been necessary for those wishing to pursue hedonism, as their activities would not have been socially acceptable in their home communities.

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