It’s possible to lower the risks in adventure tourism to make it safer but legislators are grappling with the question of how to regulate the experience without killing the excitement.
The rise in adventure tourism is prompting a close examination of how to regulate it. But how to regulate risk without killing the adventure?
Visitors to Dubai are drawn to its carefully created and recreated urban precincts, but placemaking in this city helps sugercoat the reality of autocratic rule.
Jazz Gunung Banyuwangi 2012.
The number of tourists visiting Banyuwangi have jumped five fold in the last couple of years, thanks to the innovative local government.
Outside their usual living environment, tourists feel freer from social constraints. Much to the chagrin of the locals.
Social networks tend to encourage behaviour considered deviant by local populations.
Koalas have long featured in tourism ads, including this new one from Tourism Australia. Amid our bushfire crisis, this digital ad has been ‘paused’.
Koalas take a starring role in Australian tourism advertising – but what happens when our primary image of this animal is one of pain and destruction?
The ruins of Nepal’s Gorkha district after the 2015 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people and injured 22,000. Tourism helped lead the way back.
It isn't always good advice for tourists to stay away. Often their money can help, as well as their skills.
If you didn’t post it, did it even happen?
Where once we subjected friends to post-holiday slideshows, now we share travel selfies live with a remote audience. This study teased out the tension between snapping and experiencing the trip.
Manger Square with Bethlehem Peace Centre and Christmas tree, December 2019.
'Solidarity tourism' has made Christmas a very busy time of year in Palestine.
You don’t have to climb a mountain to feel fulfilled.
Many businesses are capitalising on the rise in experience-seeking with new and expensive ways to make memories -- and many of them are just as damaging for the planet as products.
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Performances of prison life are commonplace nowadays in gulag museums. Visitors can vividly imagine it all – the tears, pain and despair.
A stairwell in the Bronx is the site of one of the movie’s most memorable scenes.
Like the 'Rocky Steps,' the 'Joker Stairs' have become a mecca for moviegoers. But not all film-related tourism is the same.
The Anangu community of Mutitjulu stands in stark contrast to the sleek tourism infrastructure in the neighbouring town of Yulara.
There's a need to develop new tourism activities at Uluru, especially more educational and immersive experiences that would entail interacting respectfully with traditional owners.
What … no bluebirds?
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London is a tourist magnet, but the rest of the UK desperately needs investment and promotion. Brexit is not helping.
Capital, family roles and stereotypes hinder women in business.
The governments of the two West African countries could do more to enhance women's participation in tourism.
What can your vacation pix tell scientists?
To untangle the relationship between climate change, fall foliage and national park visitors, researchers are asking tourists to check their old photo albums for snapshots that could hold valuable data.
Diani Beach, Kenya.
Government leadership is needed to manage the aquifer as a system for all, including environmental services, rather than for the powerful few.
Now part of history.
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Thomas Cook may be history – but that history is about to be lost.
Cubans record a street musician’s performance at an internet hotspot along the seafront in Havana, July 14, 2018.
Some Cuban entrepreneurs are so openly anti-communist that they sound like, well, capitalists.
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With 150,000 tourists stranded, this is the largest peacetime repatriation the UK has ever undertaken.
Survivors of Hurricane Matthew in 2016 spent the night on beach chairs in a ballroom at the Melia Hotel in Nassau.
Hotels in the Bahamas are helping the islands recover from the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Dorian, just as they did in Florida following Irma in 2017.