Adventure tourism : the new frontier by John Swarbrooke; et al

By John Swarbrooke; et al

Taking a look at the previous, current and way forward for event tourism, event Tourism: the hot frontier examines the product, the journey vacationer profile, and concerns equivalent to offer, geography and sustainability. foreign case stories are used to demonstrate those concerns, together with: Gorilla looking at vacations, hiking on Mount Everest, Diving vacations, and Outward certain programs. research of the advance and Read more...

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Finally, the adventure in the travel writing does not always come from the physical environment any more – it can also come from human beings, as with writers who record their travels with young hedonistic party animals and soccer hooligans, for example. The expression of the restless soul For a small number of people, adventure tourism or travel is an outlet for the restless spirit unable to fit in to conventional society. We saw earlier that this was the case for many women travellers in previous centuries.

Our own interpretation of adventure tourism leads us to suggest that new classifications of adventure tourism will emerge, and include elements such as: � � � � � � � � � Artificial environments Urban exploration Charity challenges Conservation expeditions Hedonistic tourism Spiritual enlightenment Virtual reality Sex tourism Round the world travel. Tourists are becoming ever more experienced and are increasingly able to identify their tourism needs and seek out activities that meet them. Their awareness of the adventure alternative is being stimulated by exposure to escalating media coverage of this fashionable topic.

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. Hedonistic travel has often involved a journey away from the social constraints of everyday life in pursuit of pleasures such as sex, heavy drinking and ‘serious’ partying.

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