Adventure Tourism: Meaning, Experience and Learning

Adventure Tourism: Meaning, Experience and Learning


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Adventure tourism is an increasingly widespread phenomenon, appealing to an expanding proportion of the population who seek new destinations and new experiences.

This timely, edited volume offers new theoretical perspectives of this emerging subset of Tourism. it uses philosophical and cutting edge empirically grounded research to challenge existing thinking and develop the conceptual framework underpinning definitions of adventure, interrogating the adventure tourism experience and further building upon recent advances in adventure education. The book brings together adventure literature from range of disciplines and applies it to focused study of Adventure Tourism. By doing so it significantly furthers understanding and moves forward this development of this area of Tourism.

This significant volume is written by leading academics in the area, and will be valuable reading for all those interested in Adventure Tourism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415524834
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/14/2013
Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Steve Taylor is a researcher at West Highland College, University of the High-lands and Islands.

Peter Varley is Director of the Centre for Recreation and Tourism Research at West Highland College, University of the Highlands and Islands.

Tony Johnston is a lecturer in Development Geography at King’s College London.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Meaning of Adventure 1. The Meaning of Adventure 2. The Adventure Enigma: An Analysis of Mountain Based Adventure Tourism in Britain 3. Capturing Meaning as well as Pleasure: A Happiness Study with Adventure Tourists 4. Pushing Life to the Edge: The Ability of Adventure to Take the Individual into the World Section 2: The Adventure Experience 5. Recovering the Forgotten Ground: Narratives of Slow Adventure 6. The Disneyization of Adventure 7. Profiling Adventure Tourists in Pretoria: A Comparative Analysis 8. How was it for you? Assessing the Quality of the Adventure Experience Section 3: Adventure Learning 9. The Demise of the Outdoor Apprenticeship 10. Structured Feedback in Outdoor Adventure Education 11. Learning through Adventure

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Adventure Tourism: Meaning, Experience and Learning 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tall man wearing an old, green hoodie that casts a shadow over his face except for his mouth, which is kept in a slight smirk, rocks on his heels at the edge of their fields of vision, half-there.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She turned to lily and said teaxher we both need to go, we'll be buddies. And be super good I promise