Adventure travel is a type of tourism, involving exploration or travel to remote, exotic and possibly hostile areas, where the traveler should “ expect the unexpected”. Adventure tourism is rapidly growing in popularity, as tourists seek different kinds of vacations. Adventure travel may be any tourist activity, including following components: a physical activity, a cultural exchange or interaction and engagement with nature.
Adventure tourism gains much of its excitement by allowing its participants to step outside of their comfort zone. This may be from experiencing culture shock or through the performance of acts, that require significant effort and involve some degree of risk or physical danger. This may include activities such as mountaineering, trekking, bungee jumping, mountain biking, rafting. Zip-linlng and rock climbing. Some obscure forms of adventure travel include disaster tourism and ghetto tourism. Other forms of adventure travel include social tourism, jungle tourism and overland travel.
Access to inexpensive consumer technology with respect Global Positioning Systems, flash packing, social networking and photography have increased the worldwide interest in adventure travel. READ MORE….