GHT: Nepali measure to become ultimate adventure destination

The Great Himalaya Trail Marketing Strategy 2011-2016: The Great Himalaya Trail Development Programme (GHTDP) (September 2011). Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation. The ministry unveiled the marketing strategy for the Great Himalaya Trail (GHT) in the last week of September 2011. This formal launch of new adventure…

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Ad hoc approach to adventure tourism causes adversities

Joshi, Parth. “Adventure Tourism in Uttarakhand- Dealing with Climate Change: A Case Study on Snow Leopard Adventures P. Ltd.” This document outlines impact of adventure tourism in Uttarakhand and discusses a few practical approaches that may help in reducing the impact. Adventure tourism in the state grew rapidly in relatively…

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How to Start and Manage Adventure Tourism Company

“A Guide to Starting and Operating an Adventure Tourism Business in Nova Scotia.”2005. The Economic Planning Group of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  This comprehensive manual covers all aspects of an adventure tourism business with focus onNova Scotia,Canada.  But perusal of the manual will be useful for any entrepreneur wishing to…

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ISO Quality Standards for Adventure Tourism Industry

Doyle, Chris (2011). “Global ISO Adventure Tourism Draft Standards Advanced; June 2011 Set for Industry Review & Feedback.” Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) http://www.adventuretravelnews.com/global-iso-adventure-tourism-draft-standards-advanced-june-2011-set-for-industry-review-feedback Adventure tourism is expanding and a significant growth in the adventure tourism industry is expected. In view of these facts, various adventure service providers are trying to…

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MOT promotes India as adventure tourism destination

  Annual Report: 2010-11. Ministry of Tourism (MOT), Government of India. The report reviewed the Indian tourism sector performance and discussed various measures taken for promoting tourism. Some of the initiatives of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for adventure tourism promotion follow: A voluntary scheme, Guidelines for Approval…

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Does climbing fit the club of spectators’ sports?

Lowther Alex. (December 2011). On ledge and online: solitary sport turns social. The New York Times. This article presented different opinions about live coverage of climbing via social networking sites. Using social media for recording hard adventures, like climbing, eliminates “sense of being alone.”  Climbing is no more a solitary…

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Adventure tourism ranks in top 10 Indian attractions

September 2010. Analyzing the Factors Responsible for Slow-Down in Tourist Arrivals in India. Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management and Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.  This report examines tourism demand in India, factors shaping tourists’ perceptions and tourism crisis management framework, and forecasts inbound tourism pattern. The foreign…

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Everest named adventure travel packages’ supply

Adventure travel packages’ Share in 5 Main Categories

  (December 2011). Everest Adventure Travel Package (ATP) Analysis: Suppliers’ Perspective. the Off: about best Himalayan adventures (TO ABHA).  Executive Summary “the Off” research report on adventure travel and tourism (ATT) industry evaluates and profiles “Everest” named adventure travel packages (ATPs). The market sample consists of 221 “Everest” named ATPs supplied…

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Changing Perception about Adventure Tourism

“Tourism Adventure and Activity Update.” http://www.failteireland.ie/FailteCorp/media/FailteIreland/documents/Research%20and%20Statistics/Tourism%20Facts/2009/Tourism_Adventure_and_Activity_Update_2009.pdf This document includes the latest trends in adventure tourism, especially in Ireland. The old perception that adventure tourism is not for every one is changing. Three segments of adventure tourism have emerged: extreme, family and soft adventures. Global economic downturn did not have much…

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Soft adventure gains momentum

Tiger Hill, Saurabh Van Vihar, Palampur

Monthienvichienchai, Catherine. Adventures for all. TTG Asia. http://www.ttgasia.com/article.php?article_id=2045 The author concludes that adventure tourism in not a niche sector because of an increase in popularity of the tourism and expansion of its scope. Today, adventure travel is not an exclusive privilege of intrepid travelers. Even an average traveler can go for…

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