The Bystander Effect of Trekking Tourism: Proposing a Typology of Environmental Ideal Types

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Tourism impacts in fragile nature-based environments have repeatedly been investigated from a wide array of academic viewpoints. However, in order to improve future researches that aim at measuring and/or elaborating on the pro-environmental awareness and behavioral patterns of trekking tourists, it is of utmost importance to identify the present environmental ideal types of trekkers. This research sets out to create an environmental typology of international trekkers visiting the Annapurna Conservation Area in Nepal. This research was conducted in between February-August, 2010, and included an extensive three-month ethnographic fieldwork within the conservation area, applying quantitative and qualitative techniques in order to create a framework of environmental trekking rationalities.
TidsskriftNepal Tourism and Development Review
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)41-55
Antal sider15
StatusUdgivet - 2011