Adventure Tourism: Meaning, Experience and Learning

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Steve Taylor, Peter Varley, Tony Johnston
Routledge, 2013 - Sports & Recreation - 192 pages

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.


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Part I The meaning of adventure
Part II Delivering the adventure experience
Part III Adventure learning and education

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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.

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