Adventure Tourism by R Buckley

By R Buckley

Experience tourism is a brand new, quickly growing to be region at either functional and educational degrees. Written at an introductory point, experience Tourism offers a uncomplicated heritage and covers advertisement event tourism items throughout various experience tourism sectors.

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G. 50–1000. 1For rock climbing, horse riding, ice climbing, mountain biking and mountaineering, the symbols after the commas are for the individual chapter authors, and those before the commas are for the principal author. 2For horse riding, mountain biking, mountaineering and ice climbing, these symbols refer to the individual chapter authors. 3Some case studies include more than one individual product. 4Large animals in remote locations only. 5Including one case study not audited by any of the authors.

My own observations suggest that this particular antipathy has now largely disappeared, perhaps thanks to the ‘new school’ skiers who ski more like snowboarders than traditional skiers. g. , 2001; Mosedale, 2002). User conflicts are not restricted to terrestrial activities. , 1986). Conflicts between different types of users are so commonplace in North America that large sections of a national recreation 16 Chapter 2 management conference in 1999 were devoted to this issue. Commonly, such conflicts are asymmetrical: the motorized users declare themselves quite prepared to ‘share’, apparently unaware of the impacts they have on non-motorized users seeking silence, solitude and safety.

The overall economic scale of adventure tourism in the USA, for example, was estimated at more than US$200 billion per annum over a decade ago (Mallett, 1998). This estimate included ski resorts and motorized recreational equipment. More recently Page et al. 4 billion) per annum. In Australia the scale of the nature, eco and adventure tourism sector was estimated at around 25–33% of the entire tourism industry, AUD15 billion, a decade ago (Buckley, 1998). This included purely contemplative nature tourism, however, with no adventure component.

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