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Play in Adventure Tourism

Gyimothy, Szilvia LU and Mykletun, Reidar Johan (2004) In Annals of Tourism Research 31(4). p.855-878
Abstract
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.
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risk, insight seeking, play, Svalbard, adventure
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Annals of Tourism Research
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31
issue
4
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855 - 878
publisher
Pergamon
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  • scopus:10344225667
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1873-7722
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English
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9325810a-c89f-4627-8822-927cc5415e75 (old id 819239)
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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<br/><br>
being placed on the competence, materiality, and bodily techniques demonstrated by Arctic adventure tourists.},
  author       = {Gyimothy, Szilvia and Mykletun, Reidar Johan},
  issn         = {1873-7722},
  keyword      = {risk,insight seeking,play,Svalbard,adventure},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {855--878},
  publisher    = {Pergamon},
  series       = {Annals of Tourism Research},
  title        = {Play in Adventure Tourism},
  volume       = {31},
  year         = {2004},
}