Adventure tourism products: Price, duration, size, skill, remoteness

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Title Adventure tourism products: Price, duration, size, skill, remoteness
Author Buckley, Ralf
Journal Name Tourism Management
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract To test whether commercial tourism products in different adventure activity sectors have different functional characteristics, I took part in tours offered by 75 operators worldwide and analysed price per person per day, duration, prior skill requirements, remoteness, group size and client-to-guide ratios. There is an enormous range of variation. Some activities overlap but some are clearly distinguishable, on commercial as well as operational criteria. Products can be arranged on a scale from low volume, high difficulty, high price to high volume, low difficulty and low price. There are recognisable signatures for some subsectors, but not all.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02615177
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2006.12.003
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 28
Issue Number 6
Page from 1428
Page to 1433
ISSN 0261-5177
Date Accessioned 2007-11-19
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Environmental Sciences
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17265
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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