By R Buckley

Experience tourism is a brand new, swiftly starting to be quarter at either sensible and educational degrees. Written at an introductory point, event Tourism presents a uncomplicated heritage and covers advertisement event tourism items throughout quite a number experience tourism sectors.

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2003). Descriptions of wildlife tourism include, for example, Sournia (1996) in West and Central Africa; Sekhar (2003) for tigers in India; and a very thorough analysis by Lamprey and Reid (2004) for the Maasai Mara region in East Africa. Geographically oriented descriptions also include Goeft and Alder (2000) for mountain biking in south-western Western Australia, and Berno et al. (1996) for a range of adventure tourism activities in Queenstown, New Zealand. The overall size, scale and trends in adventure tourism have attracted attention both for economic reasons and for land management.

2001a, b, c). The most risky activities, judging from such statistics, are horse riding, quad bikes and snow sports. The most detailed investigations, however, seem to be in mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding, and diving. Williamson (1999), for example, reviewed accidents for mountaineering in North America, and Malcolm (2001) reported fatalities for mountaineering in Mt Cook National Park in New Zealand. Hackett and Rennie (1976) examined the incidence of altitude sickness and Musa et al.

For parameters that are described only in qualitative terms, such comparisons are even less rigorous. As noted earlier, observations of a particular tour product may well depend on the specific departure date, weather, guide and client group. No two tours are identical. This does not make those particular observations inaccurate or unreliable: it means merely that they may not be representative. There seems to be some kind of controversy within the social sciences as to the different roles and values of qualitative vs quantitative data, external observations vs social immersion, hypothesis testing vs narrative accounts, and no doubt many more besides.

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