Adventure Tourism (BTR302)



Start a Business or Get a Job in Adventure Tourism

Adventure tourism is a branch of the tourism industry which has emerged in recent years. However, the notion of what constitutes ‘adventure’ is not clearly defined. It can mean visiting places one would not normally go to or it can mean embarking in activities which are challenging and potentially dangerous. Whatever, the take on the word ‘adventure’ is, a whole industry is ready to fulfil the needs of the tourist.

Learn about all the possible slants on adventure tourism, the types of tourism products which can be offered and how such offerings may be managed. Examine how both artificial and natural environments can play a role in adventure tourism and the limitations in terms of ethical and legal responsibilities. This well-rounded course has it all.


What the Course Covers

Eight lessons

  1. Scope and nature of Adventure tourism
  2. The Product
  3. Management
  4. The Customer
  5. Locations & Facilities -Artificial Environments
  6. Locations & Facilities in Natural Locations
  7. Ethics, Sustainability and Environmental impacts
  8. Risk management & Insurance

Extra Reading

The following books, available through this web site may be relevant supplementary reading for this course:

  • Event Management


There are three basic types of assessment.  Assessments are more than just a way of giving you a final result though!  For us; these assessments are opportunities to revisit things you have studied; interact with our academic staff, and look at things from another perspective. Psychologists know that true learning requires revisiting what you learn. Through these assessments, your learning is strengthened and in doing so, your ability to retain and apply your learning after study is strengthened.
By giving you different types of assessment tasks, the ways in which you encounter information is varied.  The three types of assessments are:
1.    Self-assessment tests (SAT):  These are presented during each lesson and are essentially an on-line quiz.  These provide immediate results, so you are able to identify areas that require further work.
2.    Assignments: These are undertaken at the end of each lesson and are designed to consolidate the lesson aim and the content.
3.    Optional Final Exam: Upon successful completion of all the lessons, you are able to choose to sit a final exam.  This can be sat at your convenience.  There is an additional cost for this option.  Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive a formal transcript as proof of your results.

How Long Will You Take?

This course is flexible, allowing you to study at times that suit you.  It is designed so that most students will take about 100 hours to complete it.  What that looks like, is totally up to you.


Recognition and Ethics

This college is a member of the ACS Affiliates Network.  These are Colleges that are located in offices around the world and are affiliated with each other through ACS Distance Education.  Courses are developed with input from all the staff at these colleges, reflect internationally accepted standards and needs.

A strict “No Plagiarism” policy exists. Assignments are checked for plagiarism, and if plagiarism is detected, work will not be deemed to have been completed and will be penalised.


How This Course Could Help You

This course is aimed at anyone who works in the travel or tourism industry (especially ecotourism) whether as a guide, travel agent, accommodation provider or other related position. It will help you to plan and operate businesses better and to look at ways to improve current offerings.

People who are drawn to the idea of working in travel and tourism industry will also benefit from this course. Study it in conjunction with some of our other tourism or management courses as part of a certificate or higher level qualification.



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