Essay on Adventure Capital Of The World

1015 Words Oct 6th, 2016 5 Pages
New Zealand is known to some as the “adventure capital of the world” as is seen as the perfect location, that offers unique nature resources that caters to a wide rage of adventure activities in the air, on land and by sea (Salla, 2014). Millions of tourists each year travel the long distance to New Zealand to experience its culture and countless adventure activities located all around the country. However, the adventure tourism industry has more recently had negative publicity for New Zealand’s risk management and safety measures caused by numerous accidents had by travellers in certain adventure activities (Salla, 2014). This report will define what adventure tourism is, how it is relevant in New Zealand, discuss the lack of safety in the many adventure tourism activities.
Adventure is a large aspect of New Zealand’s culture identity, day to day life and tourism industry (Kane, 2013). Salla. (2014) defines adventure tourism as "A trip or travel with the specific purpose of activity participation to explore a new experience, often involving perceived risk or controlled danger associated with personal challenges, in a natural environment or exotic outdoor setting”. This definition clarifies adventure tourism being a way it which many travels choose to experience thrilling and exciting activities that many expose themselves to some ricks to overcome the challenge. However Salla. (2014) also believes adventure tourism to be more of a “guided…

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