River Tourism

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Bruce Prideaux, Malcolm Cooper
CABI, Jan 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 269 pages
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Rivers constitute a major tourism resource, providing spectacular settings, recreation facilities, a means of transport, a sense of heritage and adventure, and links with the environment and natural world. River tourism accounts for a significant proportion of the world's tourism consumption, with activities such as Nile cruises and rafting holidays making it an economically important area of tourism demanding in-depth analysis. This book explores river tourism from a range of perspectives including uses, heritage, management, environmental concerns, and marketing.
  

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Rafting in Nepal
Nepal has earned the reputation of being one of the best places in the world of rafting. It mountain scenery has drawn trekkers as well as climbers for many years; these same
mountain shape an incredible variety of white –water challenges for paddlers.
A series of the world ‘s most outstanding river journeys are found here, ranging from steep, adrenaline –charged mountain streams to classic big volume wilderness expedition . The combination of spectacular rivers, mountain scenery and a rich cultural heritage make Nepal an obvious river-runner’s destination.
No other country has such a choice of trips on Wild River with warm water, a subtropical climate (with no bugs) and huge beaches with white sand that are ideal for camping.
Nepal is a river runner's paradise - no other country has such a choice of multi-day trips, away from roads, in such magnificent mountain surroundings, with warm rivers, a semi tropical climate, impressive geography, exotic cultures, wildlife and friendly welcoming people! But it's not just the rivers - as anyone who has been there will tell you, Nepal is a magnificent holiday in its own right - a fairy tale land of temples, mountains, dramatic festivals, exotic culture, colorful people, medieval villages, superb craft shopping, great food and sights - the bonus is some of the World's best rivers! Rafting in Nepal is usually a 'wilderness' experience in that most rivers don't have highways alongside them - but it's a soft, tamed, wilderness with white beaches for camping, clean blue rivers, friendly locals and few 'nastiest - someone described it as 'blissful escapism'! Incredibly inexpensive, Nepal is a peaceful democratic country where rafters and kayakers get a warm welcome as one of the best forms of ecotourism. White water rafting means cruising down a rushing river in an inflatable rubber raft or white water kayak over crashing waves and swirling rapids for the excitement of a lifetime. Nepal has earned a reputation as one of the best destinations in the world for white water rafting. Nepal's thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalaya, provide unmatched thrills for rafting and immersing oneself in the landscape. A rafting trip is bound to be the highlight of your stay in the country. Rivers are graded on a scale of one to six, with one being a swimming pool and six a one-way ticket to your maker. Four is considered to be quite challenging without being exceedingly dangerous to the novice rafter. Five requires some previous river experience. Here are some of the popular rafting trips:
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Green Hiker Treks is one of the foremost Trekking Agency companies in Nepal. rendering to quality service to clients for every of the globe. Green Hiker Treks is located in the Thamel Kathmandu Nepal. we we organised all over adventure and culture tours so making it easily accessible. We offer you one of the best service like trekking and expedition package and Rafting,Jungle safari, Mt.Flight, paragliding, Hotel Reservation, Bungy Jump, Sightseeing, mountain biking ,and Air Ticketing( Dom,/Int'l) .We Also organised the international country tours like Tibet Bhutan and India. We ensure you have a happy and enjoyable holiday in Nepal.
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Contents

Physical Ecological and Human Aspects
1
2 River Tourism in the South Asian Subcontinent
23
Tourism and Recreation on the Colorado and Mississippi Rivers
41
Developing a New Tourism Region
55
Sailing the Nile
74
6 European Waterways as a Source of Leisure and Recreation
95
7 The Yangzi River Tourism Zone
117
Market Diversification for the Daly River
131
the MurrayDarling River
165
11 Whitewater Tourism
181
Prospects and Challenges
197
13 Sustainable Water Resources and Water Security
217
14 The River City? Conflicts in the Development of a Tourism Destination Brand for Brisbane
239
15 Conclusions and Challenges
257
Index
265
Copyright

a River Tourism Frontier
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