Background of the Study
Tourism is defined as travel outside a person’s normal environment for more than 24 hours and not more than one consecutive year. A trip may be classified as an “adventure” trip if it involves two of the following three elements: (1) interaction with nature; (2) interaction with culture; (3) a physical activity. The core of adventure however is a trip which involves all three elements (Adventure Travel Trade Association, 2011, p. 5). Adventure tourism is generally defined as a type of tourism that engages a person in physical, natural, or cultural excursions that bring the individual outside his comfort zone, generally through an established tour company. Adventure travelers are explorers of …show more content…
Adventure tourism has grown in recent decades, as tourists seek different kinds of trips. Adventure travel may be any tourist activity that includes the three components: a cultural exchange, physical activity and connection with nature. Adventure tourists may be motivated to achieve mental states characterized as rush or flow, resulting from stepping 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 (real or perceived) and/or physical danger. This includes hiking, a natural exercise that promotes physical fitness, is economical and convenient, and requires no special …show more content…
The first set of respondents consists of one (1) Local Government Officer from Mt. Maculot and one (1) Barangay Captain from Brgy. 7. They will be interviewed to identify the existing safety and security practices implemented in hiking Mt. Maculot.
The second set of respondents consists of one hundred fifty (150) millennial hikers which will be given set of survey questionnaires. Their answers will recognize the possible safety and security practices needed to ensure the safe hiking for millennial hikers at Mt. Maculot Cuenca, Batangas.
Both respondents were chosen based on their demographic profile.
The study focused mainly on the safety and security practices obtained for the millennials hikers at Mt. Maculot Cuenca, Batangas, and the challenges being faced by millennials hikers in hiking Mt. Maculot.
This study was limited to the data gathered from the survey questionnaires and interview answered by the respondents. More so, the study promised confidentially on the personal information as requested by the respondents.
Definition of Terms
To understand and clarify the terms used in the study the following are hereby