Geographies of Adventure Tourism


Analysis of the principle characteristics of adventure tourism, the diverse forms that this can take, the industry structure and the attributes of the consumer and their motivations.  It also examines the the need for environmental conservation and sustainability in adventure tourism.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the evolution of adventure tourism from sociological and historical perspectives.

  2. Understand the issues influencing the demand and supply of the adventure tourism product.

  3. Assess the environmental, economic and social impact of adventure tourism in a variety of location types.

  4. Critically assess operational and management issues in the adventure tourism sector.

  5. Provide examples from the domestic and international adventure tourism industry to highlight examples of best practice.

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% Final Exam 70%