Introduction

Steve Taylor, Peter Varley, Tony Johnston

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Abstract

This book is a collection of papers generated as a result of the 2012 Adventure
Conference at the School of Adventure Studies, Fort William, Scotland. The theme
for that event was ‘meanings, markets and magic’, and it attracted a global audience drawn from a range of disciplines and perspectives. In two broad camps there were educationalists and leisure/tourism providers; in addition there were tourism, leisure and outdoor education academics, theoreticians and some other interests represented. All those attending the conference were also, or had been, participants in adventure tourism, both as consumers of commercialized experiences and/or as autonomous adventurers, and were therefore able to offer a range of insights. Emanating from this event is this diverse collection of ideas under the title of Adventure Tourism: Meanings, Experience and Learning.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdventure Tourism: Meaning, Experience and Learning
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages1-5
ISBN (Print)978-0-415-52483-4
Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2017
EventInternational Adventure Conference 2012: Meaning, Experience and Learning - Lime Tree Hotel, Fort William, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Feb 201217 Feb 2012

Conference

ConferenceInternational Adventure Conference 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityFort William
Period16/02/1217/02/12

Keywords

  • adventure tourism
  • Recreation
  • Motivations
  • Learning

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    Taylor, S., Varley, P., & Johnston, T. (2017). Introduction. In Adventure Tourism: Meaning, Experience and Learning (pp. 1-5). Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Adventure-Tourism-Meanings-experience-and-learning/Taylor-Varley-Johnston/p/book/9781138081741