Is your country ready for adventure tourism? Check the 2015 ATDI.

Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). March 2015. Fifth Edition of Adventure Tourism Development Index (ATDI): The 2015 Report. http://www.adventureindex.travel/docs/atdi_2015.pdf   The latest edition of the index appraises potential for adventure tourism in developed and developing nations. The principal purpose of the adventure tourism index is to help in designing viable …

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Bricks-and-clicks model for adventure tourism

  Hashimi Azim and Motiwalla Luvai. (2003) Web-enabling for competitive advantage: a case study of Himalayan adventures. Idea Group, Inc. This case study focused on the ambitious plan of Himalayan Adventures (HA): developing a complete e-commerce store for adventure travelers. The author suggested that web-enabling information technology would expand customer …

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Adventure tourism as subsidiary product

March 2012. Identification of Tourism Circuits across India: Interim Report, Kerala. IL&FS Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. This report identified potential destinations and tourist circuits located inKerala,Indiaand analyzed the carry capacity and infrastructure. The report highlighted that Kerala’s focus on tourism product development instead of destination development is key to success …

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Rescue services matter for mountaineers

Menon. Shyam G. (January 16, 2012). Mountain rescue? Run, walk and wait- 20 years on, tale of red tape and reluctant insurers. The Telegraph, Calcutta, India. This article reviewed existing search and rescue system in the Indian Himalaya. The author highlighted the following problems that slowed down rescue process and …

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Hiking: the most preferred adventure activity

  (February 2008). Outgoing tourism market research (statistics, needs, other useful information) Part II. “B S C” LLC, Armenia.  (August 2007). Geographic and Activity-based Market Research for Armenia Tourism: Volume 2. Nathan Associates, Inc. This report reviewed activity-based market for adventure travel. The author highlighted the following facts about the …

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Trekking segment in Uttarakhand

  (October 2003). Master plan for development of trekking routes in Uttaranchal. Pannell Kerr Forster Consultants Pvt Ltd (PKF), New Delhi. This master plan focuses on development of sustainable trekking tourism segment within Uttaranchal. The study identified 27 popular treks including seven (7) pilgrimage treks in the state. On reviewing …

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Adventure tourism in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve

  Kent, Kristin. (2005). The roles of the public, private and civic sectors in adventure tourism in Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve: Garhwal Himalaya, India. Natural Resources Institute, University of Manitoba.  This thesis discussed the roles of civic, private and public sectors in the development of sustainable adventure tourism in the …

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4 perspectives for outdoor adventure research

  Ewert, Alan. (1987). Research in Outdoor Adventure: Overview and Analysis. The Bradford Papers Annual. Vol. II. 1987. In this paper, an attempt was made to find ways that could enhance effectiveness of outdoor adventure research work. The author argued that improved research methods would benefit both natural environment and …

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Reasons to undertake a mountaineering adventure

  Pomfret, Gill. (2004). Mountaineering adventure tourists: a conceptual framework for research. Tourism Management, Volume 27, Issue 1.  Although mountaineering has become popular as an adventure tourism activity, research focusing on the participants’ perceptions is very limited. Principal objective of this paper was to explore this aspect of the activity. …

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