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1st Edition

Adventure Tourism Management

ISBN 9781856178341
Published December 18, 2009 by Routledge
286 Pages

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Book Description

The academic study of adventure tourism is rapidly increasing in popularity, with research beginning to focus on it heavily. This book is a cohesive and comprehensive look at this multi-million dollar industry sector from a variety of perspectives relevant to the teaching of tourism.

Ideal for the undergraduate student taking adventure tourism as a single subject degree or as part of their tourism management studies, this book documents, analyzes and offers insight into the latest research in the area. It includes analysis of products, trends, climate change, risk management and environmental management and many others.

The 'Subsectors' section within the book offers an overview of the twenty or more definable sectors within the adventure tourism industry considering their origins and history, latest trends and demographic groups. The author then goes on to look in more detail at: Wildlife Tourism, Marine Tourism, Helitourism, and Boardsports.

Each chapter will include seven pedagogical elements:

  • introduction – what the chapter does and doesn't cover
  • plain-language review of the chapter topic with minimal referencing – essentially like lecture notes
  • concluding paragraph to the review section explaining how it leads to the next chapter(s)
  • review of recent research, condensed into tables where possible
  • revision notes – a few pages of bullet points summarizing the review and research 
  • a sample set of assignment questions, three to six per chapter in some cases
  • readings on relevant topics, condensed from previous publications.

Table of Contents

Preface  Global Overview:  1. Introduction  2. Trends and Patterns  3. Economics  Product Patterns  4. Geography  5. Products and Prices  6. Marketing  7. Guiding  8. Communications  9. Experience and Motivations  Subsectors:  10. Subsectors  11. Wildlife  12. Marine  13. Helitourism  14. Boardsports  Key Issues:  15. Amenity Migration  16. Environmental Management  17. Risk Management  18. Climate Change  19. Conclusions

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