Extreme tourism

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– Definition of Extreme Tourism:
– Niche in tourism industry
– Involves travel to dangerous places
– Can include mountains, jungles, deserts, caves, canyons
– Overlaps with extreme sports
– Main attraction is adrenaline rush from risk

– Characteristics of Extreme Tourism:
– Involves participation in dangerous events
– Different from extreme sports in engagement and professionalism
– Attracts thrill-seekers
– Often requires specialized gear and training
– Can be physically and mentally demanding

– Popular Destinations for Extreme Tourism:
– Everest Base Camp
– Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
Amazon Rainforest
– Sahara Desert
– The Mariana Trench

– Risks and Dangers Associated with Extreme Tourism:
– Physical injuries
– Exposure to extreme weather conditions
– Encounter with dangerous wildlife
– Possibility of accidents or fatalities
– Health risks from remote locations

– Impact of Extreme Tourism:
– Environmental degradation
– Cultural disruption
– Economic benefits to local communities
– Promotion of conservation efforts
– Ethical considerations in extreme tourism industry

Extreme tourism (Wikipedia)

Extreme tourism, also often referred to as danger tourism or shock tourism (although these concepts do not appear strictly similar) is a niche in the tourism industry involving travel to dangerous places (mountains, jungles, deserts, caves, canyons, 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 differ mostly in the degree of engagement and professionalism.

Bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge in Zambia/Zimbabwe
Everest base camp is a popular destination for extreme tourism.

Well-known extreme tourist destinations include:

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