Play in Adventure Tourism

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Play in Adventure Tourism. / Gyimothy, Szilvia; Mykletun, Reidar Johan.

In: Annals of Tourism Research, Vol. 31, No. 4, 2004, p. 855-878.

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Gyimothy, S & Mykletun, RJ 2004, 'Play in Adventure Tourism', Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 855-878.

APA

Gyimothy, S., & Mykletun, R. J. (2004). Play in Adventure Tourism. Annals of Tourism Research, 31(4), 855-878.

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Gyimothy S, Mykletun RJ. 2004. Play in Adventure Tourism. Annals of Tourism Research. 31(4):855-878.

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Gyimothy, Szilvia and Reidar Johan Mykletun. "Play in Adventure Tourism". Annals of Tourism Research. 2004, 31(4). 855-878.

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Gyimothy S, Mykletun RJ. Play in Adventure Tourism. Annals of Tourism Research. 2004;31(4):855-878.

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Gyimothy, Szilvia ; Mykletun, Reidar Johan. / Play in Adventure Tourism. In: Annals of Tourism Research. 2004 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 855-878.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Play in Adventure Tourism

AU - Gyimothy, Szilvia

AU - Mykletun, Reidar Johan

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - risk

KW - insight seeking

KW - play

KW - Svalbard

KW - adventure

M3 - Article

VL - 31

SP - 855

EP - 878

JO - Annals of Tourism Research

JF - Annals of Tourism Research

SN - 1873-7722

IS - 4

ER -