By R Buckley
Experience tourism is a brand new, swiftly growing to be quarter at either functional and educational degrees. Written at an introductory point, event Tourism offers a easy heritage and covers advertisement event tourism items throughout a number of event tourism sectors.
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In Europe, Petreas (2003) reported the environmental impacts of diving in Greece. In the Red Sea there are reports from Riegl and Velimirov (1991), Hawkins and Roberts (1994), Jameson et al. (1999) and Zakai and Chadwick-Furman (2002). Further south, Schleyer and Tomalin (2000) and Walters and Samways (2001) have studied the impacts of diving in South Africa. Salm (1986) reviewed impacts in the Indian Ocean, and Allison (1996) in the Maldives. Examples from Australia include Davis and Tisdell (1995), Harriott et al.
None of this literature, however, focuses speciﬁcally on the structure of commercial adventure tourism products. Finally, this is not a text on individual psychology, experience or emotion, whether of guides or clients, instructors or students. Again, there seems to be quite an extensive literature on these aspects. Selected subsectors There are a number of commercial outdoor sports that could clearly qualify as adventure tourism and are commonly included in adventure tourism statistics, but that are not covered in this volume simply because they are already well known.
The emphasis is on actual adventure tourism products sold to commercial clients by reputable operators. The case studies present a range of such products in a standardized manner, with a range of routine statistics and descriptive information, and a commentary on various aspects of the client experience. These case studies then provide the basis for cross-case analysis both within and between different activities or subsectors. To obtain descriptive data on individual adventure tour products that can be used with conﬁdence in subsequent cross-case analysis requires on-the-spot audits by observers with relevant comparative experience.
Adventure Tourism by R Buckley