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.(1992, 1993a, 1993b, 1994), Allison (2000, 2001, 2002), Allison and Beames ( 2010), Stott and Hall (2003), Beames ... Both anecdotal evidence, and now a growing body of systematic research evidence (Stott et al. in review) suggests that expedition experiences can develop knowledge, ... problems with understanding the influences of adventurous experiences are that both quantitative and qualitativeanbsp;...
|Author||:||Steve Taylor, Peter Varley, Tony Johnston|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2013-02-11|