Dimensions of modern mass tourism in Himalaya

Spaltenberger, Tobias. Research Paper: Tourism in the Himalayas.  This research paper analyzed old and new forms of tourism popular in theHimalayaand the impact of new forms of tourism on the regional ecology, economy and society. The popular forms include pilgrimage, visits to hill stations and modern mass tourism. The domain…

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Adventure tourism in Kashmir

  Lala, F.M. and Bhat, A.M. (2008). The Prospects of Developing Kashmir as an Adventure Tourism Destination. South Asian Journal of Tourism and Heritage, Vol. 1, No.1. The fastest growing segment of tourism sector adventure tourism offers numerous business opportunities in Kashmir region. However, little information about promoting a sustainable…

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Sikkim’s adventure tourism initiatives

Sikkim Tourism Policy 2010. Tourism Department, Government of Sikkim, angtok. http://www.sikkimtourism.travel/Webforms/General/pdf/Sikkim_Tourism_Policy_10.pdf Tag line of the Sikkim Tourism Policy 2010 is “Tourism touches everyone.”  The policy document elaborated on different aspects of the state tourism sector.Sikkim, referred to as Adventure State in the document, has huge potential for adventure tourism for which…

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Is adventure tourism a quest for knowledge, insight?

  Weber, Karin. (2001). Outdoor Adventure Tourism: A Review of Research Approaches. Elsevier Science Ltd. This paper reviewed different research approaches used for studying outdoor adventure tourism. The author concluded that the existing research focused exclusively on opinions of practitioners and scholars. In fact, the research should take into account…

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Adventure holiday is becoming a fashion

Keeling, Andrew (2003). Getting into Action- the UK Adventure Tourism Market. ACK Tourism. This article focuses on various aspects of the U.K. adventure tourism market. The most interesting part of the article is that adventure tourism is defined before evaluating the market. Adventure tourism is “Holidayand day visits that involve…

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Adventure tourism in Karakorum

  Zakaria, Vaqar. (December 2009), Central Karakoram Conservation Complex Draft Management Plan, Sub Plan: Tourism Development Plan. Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya Mountain Complex (HKKH) Partnership for ecosystem management. IUCN. This document outlines a tourism management plan for the Central Karakorum Conservation Complex (C.K.C.C.) consisting of Central Karakorum National Park (C.K.N.P.) and its…

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Adventure tourism development around 3 high-altitude UK airstrips

  “Concept Plan: Master Plan for Development of Area Around Airstrips at Naini Saini, Pithoragarh District, Chinyalisaur, Uttarkashi District, Gaucher, Chamoli District.” Uttaranchal Tourism. The Master Plan focuses on various possibilities for developing tourism within the vicinity of three high-altitude airstrips in Uttarakhand (UK) and related advantages and disadvantages. The…

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Adventure travel market segmentation

Schneider, Paige P., Vogt, Christine A. and Smith, Sandi W. (2005). Segmenting the Adventure Travel Market by Activities: An Extension of Sung, Morrison, and O’Leary.   This research report focuses on the adventure travel market segmentation based on various adventure activities that are considered as a product. The research suggests that…

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Hiking, the most popular adventure

Maher, Brian. (2010). Tourism Adventure and Activity Forum: Get out there! – Performance update and key trends. Failte Ireland. http://www.failteireland.ie/FailteCorp/media/FailteIreland/documents/Business%20Supports/Tourism%20Sector%20Development/Activities/Adventure%20Forum%202010/Tourism_Activity_Adventure_Facts_Trends.pdf This presentation discusses types of adventures and the latest trends in the global adventure tourism and Irish activity tourism markets. The document divides adventure in three categories: Extreme, Family and Soft.…

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