By Colin Beard, John Swarbrooke, Suzanne Leckie, Gill Pomfret
Taking a look at the earlier, current and way forward for experience tourism, event Tourism: the recent frontier examines the product, the journey vacationer profile, and matters comparable to provide, geography and sustainability. overseas case reviews are used to demonstrate those matters, together with: Gorilla gazing holidays,Trekking on Mount Everest, Diving vacations, and Outward certain programs. research of the improvement and nature of event tourism accompanies those stories, making sure that the identify turns out to be useful either for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of tourism and for pros thinking about handling experience tourism organisations. there's additionally a better half web site with extra circumstances, which are discovered at www.bh/com/companions/0750651865.
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Origin . . based on L. adventurus ‘about to happen’, from advenire ‘arrive’ The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 1999 ‘. . to qualify as adventure . . ’ Smith and Jenner, 1999: 45 An essential component of adventure tourism is travel to ‘an unusual, exotic, remote or wilderness destination’ Canadian Tourism Commission (cited in Loverseed, 1997) Adventure travel is ‘a leisure activity that takes place in an unusual, exotic, remote or wilderness destination. It tends to be associated with high levels of activity by the participant, most of it outdoors.
Package holiday) � � � Low level of personal preparation High degree of safety Group organization undertaken for the traveller ← Increasing degree of preparation/training/unknown results and risks whilst ecotourism’s intrinsic component is nature appreciation. Whilst we are not altogether convinced about the practicality or realism of this type of differentiation, the analysis it is based upon does support our fundamental assertion that the interpretation of the nature of any activity is determined in the minds of the stakeholders, rather by the activity itself.
Adventure is a personal construct, based more on individual mental and emotional perceptions than physical capacities. Like beauty, which is in the eye of the beholder, adventure is in the mind and heart of the participant. It is clear from this examination that adventure is not determined by specific activities, but by the state of mind and approach of the participant. This analysis supports Hopkins and Putnam’s (1993) assertion that ‘Adventure can 14 Introduction, definitions and typologies be of the mind and spirit as much as a physical challenge’.