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Encyclopedia > Extreme tourism

Extreme tourism or shock tourism is a type of niche tourism involving travel to dangerous places (mountains, jungles, deserts, caves, etc.) or participation in dangerous events. Extreme tourism overlaps with extreme sport. The two share the main attraction, "adrenaline rush" caused by an element of risk, and differing mostly in the degree of engagement and professionalism. Tourists at Oahu island, Hawaii Tourism is the act of travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes, and also refers to the provision of services in support of this act. ... The factual accuracy of part of this article is disputed. ... Epinephrine (INN) or adrenaline (BAN) is a hormone and a neurotransmitter. ... Risk is a concept which relates to human expectations. ... A profession is a specialized work function within society, generally performed by a professional. ...


Extreme tourism is a growing business in the countries of the former Soviet Union (Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, etc.) and in South American countries like Peru, Chile and Argentina. The mountainous and rugged terrain of Northern Pakistan has also developed into a popular extreme tourism location. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Shown in green is the Kashmiri region under Pakistani control. ...


While traditional tourism requires significant investments in hotels, roads, etc., extreme tourism requires much less to jump-start. In addition to traditional travel-based tourism destinations, various exotic attractions are suggested, such as flyovers in MiGs at 2.5 Mach, ice diving in the White Sea, or travelling across the Chernobyl zone. MIG may refer to one of the following. ... Mach number (Ma) is defined as a ratio of speed to the speed of sound in the medium in case. ... Ice diving is a type of penetration diving where the dive takes place under ice. ... Map of the White Sea Two satellite photos of the White Sea The White Sea (Russian: ) is an inlet of the Barents Sea on the North Western coast of Russia. ... Chernobyl area. ...


See also

Backpacking in the Grand Teton National Park, United States Backpacking (also tramping or trekking in some countries) is the complete combination of hiking and camping. ... Adventure tourism is a type of niche tourism involving exploration or travel to remote areas, where the traveler should expect the unexpected. ... River Trekking is one type of hiking and outdoor activities, particularly popular in Hong Kong. ...

External links

  • Adventure Travel Trade Association
  • elementmoscow.ru: Extreme Tourism
  • BBC News: Russian tourists salute army boot camp
  • Adventure World Magazine
  • World Expeditions

 
 

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