Fear and adventure tourism in Brazil

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Carnicelli-Filho, Sandro [UNESP]
Schwartz, Gisele Maria [UNESP]
Tahara, Alexander Klein [UNESP]

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Elsevier B.V.


The search for new non-routine emotions and sensations has become a decisive factor in taking part in adventure tourism. As Barros and Dines (2000) have pointed out, Brazil's natural resources are abundant and have been widely used to promote the nation's tourism. Empirical literature describes fear as one of the main emotions in adventure activities, and for this reason a questionnaire was designed to examine the presence of fear before and after three adventure activities (parachuting, white-water rafting, and rock-climbing). This study not only aimed to consolidate fear as a fundamental emotion in performing such activities but also to stimulate interest for further studies in this area. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.



Adventure tourism, Fear, Emotions, White-water rafting, Rock-climbing, Parachuting

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Tourism Management. Oxford: Elsevier B.V., v. 31, n. 6, p. 953-956, 2010.