Safety management in the adventure tourism industry

Morgan, Damian (2021) Safety management in the adventure tourism industry. In: Wilks, Jeff, Pendergast, Donna, Leggat, Peter A., and Morgan, Damian, (eds.) Tourist Health, Safety and Wellbeing in the New Normal. Springer, Singapore, pp. 373-387.

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The growth of commercial adventure tourism products globally over the last half-century has coincided with increasing levels of professionalism. By nature, engagement in an adventure encompasses challenges to be overcome; some of which may carry a real risk of harm to participants and employees. The chapter describes the nature of adventure experiences within the commercial operating environment. With a focus on activity safety, selected national and international standards available to the adventure tourism operators are described along with a national safety auditing scheme. The industry’s future is discussed, with the outlook bright in provisioning quality tourist experiences.

Item ID: 71014
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-16-5414-5
Keywords: Adventure tourism; Safety; Management; Risk; COVID-19
Copyright Information: © The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2021
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2021 00:23
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350803 Tourism management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 11 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 1104 Tourism services > 110499 Tourism services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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