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Mountaineering tourism, a critical perspective, Michal Apollo and Yana Wengel

Mountaineering tourism, a critical perspective, Michal Apollo and Yana Wengel
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Mountaineering tourism
Nature of contents
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Responsibility statement
Michal Apollo and Yana Wengel
Series statement
Routledge Focus on Tourism and Hospitality
Sub title
a critical perspective
"This book offers a critical account of the historical evolution of mountaineering and its relation to the phenomenon of tourism, providing an overview of recent developments linked to the diversification, commodification and commercialisation of mountaineering activity. Mountaineering, broadly defined as hiking, trekking and climbing, is now a mass phenomenon, with continually growing numbers of trekkers, climbers and religious tourists hiking in mountain regions. Increasing visitor numbers require the current policies to be updated. The environments around high-mountain areas and their local resident communities, until recently cut off from civilisation, are sensitive to outside influences and have been abruptly exposed to the impact of mountaineering and related activities. This is the first book to disentangle overlapping terms and definitions related to mountaineering tourism. It identifies the key terms and turning points in mountaineering tourism and discusses the impacts of mountaineering tourism from an environmental, socio-cultural and personal perspective and identifies current tourism management policies. Finally, this book provides a continuum between the past and future of mountaineering tourism and aims to provide policy suggestions for sustainable management of fragile mountain regions. This will be of great interest to upper-level students and academics of tourism, as well as industry representatives and policymakers with an interest in adventure tourism and mountaineering"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Foreword -- Preface -- 1 Introduction to mountaineering -- 2 Mountaineering as a form of tourism -- 3 Tourism experiences and behaviours in mountain areas -- 4 Impacts of mountaineering -- 5 Management practices in mountain regions -- 6 Conclusion and future outlook -- Index

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