Play in adventure tourism - The case of Arctic trekking

Szilvia Gyimóthy*, Reidar J. Mykletun

*Corresponding author af dette arbejde

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This paper discusses narratives of polar adventure tourism from a multidisciplinary perspective of play. Reviewing discussions on the motivation behind this subject, it examines two concurrent approaches in particular: risk and insight theories. Based on empirical evidence obtained from a winter trekking trip to an Artic tourism destination, the paper argues that these theories may be particular components of adult play. The interplay among risk, insight seeking, and play is explored in this paper with a particular emphasis being placed on the competence, materiality, and bodily techniques demonstrated by Arctic adventure tourists.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAnnals of Tourism Research
Vol/bind31
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)855-878
Antal sider24
ISSN0160-7383
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 okt. 2004
Udgivet eksterntJa

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