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Wilderness Tourism - November 2014

“Wilderness tourism is becoming increasingly sought after, as the world’s mountains, deserts and forests entice growing numbers of adventure tourists who are attracted to pristine landscapes, wild lands and uninhabited areas in order to enjoy a truly unique experience.”
- Jessica Rawlinson - Senior Tourism Analyst

This report looks at the following areas:

  • How does wilderness tourism fit within the adventure tourism niche?
  • Who is a wilderness tourist and how are they motivated?
  • Where are the leading wilderness destinations in the world and what activities are commonly undertaken?
  • How are some of the key organisations involved in the market?
  • What are the key issues that will shape the sector over the next decade?

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Background and Definitions

            • Figure 1: IUCN Protected Areas Categories System, 2014
            • Figure 2: Tourism wilderness regions around the world, 2014
        • The Wilderness Tourism Market

          • A global landscape
            • Wilderness tourism consumers
              • The hard-adventuring wilderness tourist
                • High-spending wilderness tourists
                • Wilderness Regions and Activities

                  • Africa
                    • Figure 3: Wilderness deserts in Africa, 2014
                  • Sahara Desert
                    • Kalahari Desert
                      • Namib Desert
                        • Americas
                          • Figure 4: Wilderness areas in North & South America, 2014
                        • Amazon Basin
                          • Andes Mountains
                            • Arctic Circle (North America)
                              • Alaska
                                • Canada
                                  • Patagonia
                                    • Wildernesses in the USA
                                      • Figure 5: Selected wilderness destinations in US, 2014
                                    • Canadian wilderness
                                      • Figure 6: Wilderness activities in Canada, by region and territory, 2014
                                    • Antarctica
                                      • Figure 7: Antarctic wilderness, 2014
                                    • Asia
                                      • Figure 8: Wilderness regions in Asia, 2014
                                    • Siberia
                                      • Arabian Peninsula
                                        • Gobi Desert
                                          • Mountains of the Himalayas, Karakoram and the Hindu Kush
                                            • Australasia
                                              • Australia
                                                • Figure 9: Wilderness regions in Australia, 2014
                                              • Europe
                                                • Figure 10: Wilderness areas in Europe, 2014
                                              • Arctic Circle
                                                • Finland
                                                  • Greenland
                                                    • Iceland
                                                      • Norway
                                                        • Sweden
                                                          • Alps mountain range
                                                            • Pyrenees mountain range
                                                              • Scottish Highlands
                                                                • European Wilderness Protected Areas
                                                                  • Figure 11: Certified European wilderness areas, 2014
                                                                  • Figure 12: European wilderness areas, 2014
                                                              • Tour Operators

                                                                  • Continental Europe
                                                                    • SNP Natuurreizen
                                                                      • Yule Reisen
                                                                        • Wilderness Travel (European Wilderness Society)
                                                                          • North America
                                                                            • Adventure Life
                                                                              • Adventure Smith Explorations
                                                                                • Black Feather
                                                                                  • Canada Wilderness
                                                                                    • Journeys International
                                                                                      • Wilderness Travel
                                                                                        • Southern Africa
                                                                                          • Wilderness Safaris
                                                                                            • UK
                                                                                              • Audley Travel
                                                                                                • Biosphere Expeditions
                                                                                                  • From Here 2 Timbuktu
                                                                                                    • Natural World Safaris
                                                                                                      • PEAK Adventure Travel Group
                                                                                                        • Responsible Travel
                                                                                                          • Steppes Travel
                                                                                                            • Travel the Unknown
                                                                                                              • Undiscovered Destinations
                                                                                                              • What Next?

                                                                                                                • Millennials predicted to lead sector growth
                                                                                                                  • Long-term need to protect wilderness tourism destinations

                                                                                                                  Companies Covered

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                                                                                                                  Wilderness Tourism - November 2014

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