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Summary Adventure tourism

- Ferdinand Postma, et al
ISBN-13 9789402220421
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A snapshot of the summary - Adventure tourism Author: Ferdinand Postma & Pauline van Acker ISBN: 9789402220421

  • 3 Adventure demand

  • 3.1 Introduction to adventure demand

  • How is adventure demand created?
    1. Dreaming 
    2. consideration set 
    3. planning 
    4. booking 
    5. experiencing 
    6. sharing
  • what is supressed demand?
    this is the proportion of the population which is unable to participate in adventure activities because of individual circumstances
  • What are the characteristics of activities near tourism gateways?
    - cheap 
    - mass
    - short duration 
    - adventure = hobby
  • What are the characteristics of activities in less accesible areas?
    - expensive
    - specialist 
    - long duration 
    - adventure = lifestyle 
  • 3.3 Adventure motivation

  • What are the pull factors?

    * Pull factors ar seen as individual expectations for an adventure Pull factors are created by the government or adventure companies to generate demand. 

    example: it can be for example that  one destination is promoting a river for rafting which stimulates demand 
  • What are the push factors?

    * push factors are seen as individual motivational factors for adventure trips.push factors are more personal factors, which are "pushing" away a person from his routine into an adventure.

    influencing push and pull factors is done by marketing. 
  • 3.4 Play as a motivating factor in adventure tourism

  • Describe the difference between serious and non serious play in adventure tourism..
    serious play -> fishing in order to prevent yourself from starving
                         -> building an iglo when there is a storm and everybody is cold and hungry and depend on the iglo fro shelter 


    non serious play -> fishing as a cat and mouse game 
                                -> building an iglo as building a sand castle 
  • 4 Adventure supply

  • 4.2 Adventure destinations

  • A destination can be of no importance or it can be crucial explain:
    Some of the activities can be done at any destination like "tanning at the beach" and so the destination is less important. Other activities can only be done at one particular destination like climbing the mt. everest.
  • There exist different types of adventure desinations explain:
    • Iceland - different activities in the nature, because there are many activities possible there
    • Africa - more aimed towards wildlife and reserves
    • Nepal - more aimed towards mountain trekking 
    • USA/ France- more towards different possibilities of adventure tourism because nearly every form of adventure tourism is possible (mountains/ skieing, wildlife etc)
  • 4.3 Typologies of adventure destinations

  • There are different ways to classify the adventure destinations, why is this of importance for the companies?
    Classifying adventure destinations can be of importance for companies in order to know what they are offering and for whom.
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