Adventure Tourism 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Adventure Tourism 100 Hours Certificate Course
Adventure Tourism course online. Adventure tourism is an exciting fast growing industry! This course explains the sources and types of opportunities available in the market. You will also learn about the special needs of clients in this industry. Other topics include: outdoor adventure and management training, the customer, artificial environments, supply, geography, sustainability, and environmental impacts. This course develops a capacity to plan and manage the provision of adventure tourism services.
Until recently, adventure tourism has been perceived to be a younger person’s activity. However, older people in recent years are keen to enjoy new travel experiences once their children have left home. The degree of challenge desired may be quite different. Some will balk at undertaking potentially dangerous activities like walking on a rope bridge across a deep ravine, and find a trek through the jungle at ground level sufficiently challenging. Some will find another’s ‘adventure’ decidedly unpleasant, disagreeable, foolishly reckless, traumatic or boring. It is clear that adventure tourism has no distinct boundaries.
Lessin Structure: Adventure Tourism BTR302
There are 8 lessons:
1 Scope and nature of Adventure Tourism
- Introduction to adventure tourism
- Historical themes of adventure tourism
- Women travellers
- Adventure tourism experiences
- Motivating factors for adventure tourism
- Adventure activities
- Limitations and risks
- Artificial environments
- Non-physical adventure tourism
2. The Product: Sources and Types
- Types of adventure tourism
- Types of adventure locations
- Case Studies – New Zealand, India, Iceland, Africa and Brazil
- Sources of Information
- Management Process
- Management Issues
- Equipment Suppliers
- Voluntary Organisations
- Marketing Tools
- Seasonal Fluctuations
4. The Customer
- Adventure Tourism Customers
- Market Sector
- Tourist Motivation
- Conservation Tourism
- Adventure Tourist Behaviour
- Soft and Hard Adventurers
- Risk Taking
- Customer Expectations
5. Locations & Facilities - Artificial environments
- Artificial Environment Tourism
- Artificial Adventure Environments
- Advancement in Adventure Developments
- Examples of Artificial Adventure Tourism
- Advantages and Disadvantages of Simulated Adventure Tourism
- Classification of Artificial Adventure
6. Locations & Facilities - Natural
- Natural Environments
- Adventure Tourism in Natural Environments
- Wildlife Tourism
- Case Study: Nature-based Tourism in Antarctica
- Benefits of nature-based tourism
- Nature-based Ecotourism
- Locations and destinations
- Health benefits of nature
- Advantages and disadvantages of nature-based tourism
7. Ethics, Sustainability and Environmental impacts
- Social and cultural impacts
- Environmental impacts
- Economic impacts
8. Risk management & Insurance
- Some categories of risk
- Risk management strategies and plans
- Assessing the risk
- The risk management plan
- Consequences of an event happening
- Crisis management
Please Note: Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
Learning Goals: Adventure Tourism BTR302
- Define the nature and scope of adventure tourism
- Identify types of adventure tours, and sources of information on them.
- Consider the requirements of managing an adventure tourism destination or service.
- Identify potential customers, customer needs and requirements in planning and conducting adventure tours.
- Identify various kinds of artificial environments for adventure tours, and the facilities typically provided at them.
- Discuss the requirements and problems associated with using natural locations for adventure tours.
- Identify ethical and environmental issues related to adventure tourism.
- Identify kinds of risk and strategies for reducing their negative impacts on customers and operators.
- Define Adventure Tourism in your own words.
- List target groups for marketing adventure tourism.
- What type of adventure tourism do you consider to have the greatest potential for financial success in your region.
- Summarize brochures on 5 different adventure tourism attractions, services or tours.
- Submit a list of Adventure Tourism attractions
- Analyse the potential of adventure tourism in the region in which you live.
- Compare the attractions and disadvantages of three different locations or destinations in adventure tourism.
- How does Adventure Tourism differ to other types of Tourism?
- How does the media influence Adventure Tourism in your Country?
- Explain licensing requirements for three different types of adventure tourism activities in your country.
- Describe ways in which the adventure tourism market might be segmented.
- How are consumer trends changing in adventure tourism?
- Explain the difference between soft and hard adventurers.
- Based on your research, discuss the relationship between adventure and risk.
- What kinds of people are most likely to go on adventure tours?
- Differentiate between artificial and natural adventure tourism destinations.
- List as many types of different artificial tourism attractions as you can conceive of (they do not have to exist), and indicate beside each what you believe is its likely target market.
- Arrange a list above into soft & hard destinations.
- Report on the environment, facilities and services at the two different adventure tourism destinations. in two columns: one column hard & one soft
- List different types of natural adventure tourism activities
- What areas of natural adventure tourism have experienced growth in recent years?
- What issues should management consider when planning to use natural adventure tourism destinations?
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