By R Buckley, Griffith University, Australia
Adventure tourism is a new, rapidly growing area at both practical and academic levels. Written at an introductory level, Adventure Tourism provides a basic background and covers commercial adventure tourism products across a range of adventure tourism sectors.
Students of tourism and leisure and practitioners in the adventure tourism industry.
IntroductionAdventure recreation researchCase study approachRiver journeysWhitewater kayakingWhitewater raftingSeakayakingSailingExpedition cruisesDivingSurfingHeliski and snowboardCross-country skiingIce climbing, J Johnson and I Godwin both at Montana State University, USAMountaineering, R Hales, International Centre for Ecotourism Research, Griffith University, Australia Hiking and bushwalkingHorse riding, C Ollenburg, International Centre for Ecotourism Research, Griffith University, Australia Mountain biking, J Schaefers, USDA Forest Service, Golden Colorado, USAOff-road safarisWildlifeAerial adventuresOther sectors and issuesAdventure destinationsWorld adventure capital, C Carter, International Centre for Ecotourism Research, Griffith University, AustraliaCross-case analysesProduct patternsConclusions
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