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Experience tourism is a brand new, speedily becoming quarter at either functional and educational degrees. Written at an introductory point, event Tourism offers a easy heritage and covers advertisement experience tourism items throughout quite a number event tourism sectors.

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Hackett and Rennie (1976) examined the incidence of altitude sickness and Musa et al. (2004) found that 89% of visitors to Sagarmartha National Park (Mt Everest) get either altitude sickness, respiratory ailments or intestinal infections. Snow sports injuries have attracted attention for over three decades, with early work by Garrick and Kurland (1971) and Requa et al. (1977). More recently there have been analyses by Aitkens (1990), Prall et al. (1995), Johnson et al. (1997), Deibert et al. (1998), Goulet et al.

For the more expensive and upmarket adventure tourism products, sponsorship is probably the only realistic option for any individual academic to make comparative studies. A number of the Case Study Approach 23 case study audits reported in this volume were carried out with at least partial sponsorship. The procedure adopted in these cases was the same as for audits reported by Buckley (2003a) in the ecotourism sector, as follows: 1. The first approach was always made by the researcher, requesting sponsorship, rather than by the company offering it.

To determine how likely it is that a particular plant species in a particular place is actually dispersed there by tourists takes vastly more information. A single observation of poor safety procedures or environmental management by an adventure tour operator shows only that such problems sometimes occur, not that they are routine. That specific observation, however, is no less accurate or reliable because it may not be representative. There also appears to be some debate, perhaps more semantic than substantive, over what constitutes a ‘case study’, and how case studies should be used in research.

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