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Mountain Tourism- Worldwide - June 2015

Mountain Tourism- Worldwide - June 2015

“Mountains offer some of the most important destinations for the tourism industry. They make a major contribution to leisure tourism and provide a significant opportunity to develop poor mountain regions. With global tourism on an upward trend, mountainous regions look set to benefit from increased numbers of adventure tourists keen to experience a range of outdoor activities in spectacular natural surroundings.”

This report looks at the following areas:

  • What are the main mountain destinations that offer mountain tourism?
  • What is the size of the market and profile of mountain tourists within the broader adventure tourism segment?
  • Which activities are undertaken by the mountain tourist?
  • Which tour operators have a significant presence in the market?
  • What are the key issues that will shape the sector in the future?


INTRODUCTION
DATA SOURCES
MOUNTAIN TOURISM – THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE
OVERVIEW AND DEFINITION
TRAVEL AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE MOUNTAINS
MOUNTAIN DESTINATIONS
AFRICA
Atlas Mountains
Mountains in East Africa
Mount Kenya
Mount Kilimanjaro
Virunga Mountains
Ruwenzori Range
Drakensberg Mountain Range
ASIA
Himalayas
Figure 1: Eight-thousanders in the Himalayas, 2015
Altai Mountains
AUSTRALASIA AND OCEANIA
Australian Alps
Southern Alps
Volcanoes of the South Pacific
EUROPE
The Alps
Apennines
Carpathian Mountains
Caucasus Mountains
Highland regions in the UK
Grampian Mountains
Pennine Way
Mountain ranges of Wales
Iceland
Picos de Europa
Pyrenees
Scandinavian Mountains
Ural Mountains
NORTH AMERICA
Appalachian Mountains
Cascade Range
Sierra Nevada
Rocky Mountains
Canadian Rockies and Northern Rockies
Middle Rockies
Southern Rockies
Colorado Plateau
Alaska Range
SOUTH AMERICA
Andes
Northern Andes
Central Andes
Southern Andes
Volcanoes in the Andes
Figure 2: Highest active volcanoes in South American Andes, 2015
MOUNTAIN TOURISTS
HARD OR SOFT ADVENTURERS?
MOUNTAIN TOURISTS ARE HIGH SPENDERS
Figure 3: Average cost of a 6-day skiing holiday in selected destinations, 2014
PROFILES OF MOUNTAIN TOURISM ACTIVITIES
Figure 4: National Geographic’s Ultimate Adventure Bucket List in the Mountains, 2015
SNOW SPORTS
Figure 5: Top 10 ‘major resorts’ worldwide by skier visits, 2014
Figure 6: Leading snow sports destinations by annual skier visits, 2014
Figure 7: Distribution of skier visits & skiers by region of origin, 2014
MOUNTAINEERING
Figure 8: 10 most difficult mountains to climb in the world, 2015
PARAGLIDING AND HANG GLIDING
TREKKING AND HIKING
Figure 9: Lonely Planet’s 10 best treks in the world for serious walkers, 2015
MOUNTAIN BIKING
MOUNTAIN RAILWAYS
MOUNTAIN PASSES
LAKES AND MOUNTAINS
TOUR OPERATORS
ADVENTURE CONSULTANTS
CANADIAN MOUNTAIN HOLIDAYS
CASA TOURS
CRYSTAL SKI HOLIDAYS
EXODUS
GRAND AMERICAN ADVENTURES
GREAT RAIL JOURNEYS
INGHAMS SKI AND LAKES & MOUNTAINS
KE ADVENTURE TRAVEL
MOUNTAIN MADNESS
SKI JAPAN
THE MOUNTAIN COMPANY
THE WORLD EXPEDITIONS TRAVEL GROUP
VOLCANO ADVENTURES
VOLCANO LIVE
WHAT NEXT?
SUMMER TOURISM OFFERS POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH
A BRIGHT FUTURE FOR MOUNTAIN TOURISM, NATURAL DISASTERS NOTWITHSTANDING
INDEX TO TRAVEL & TOURISM ANALYST
Index grouped by geographic area
INDEX TO TTI DESTINATION REPORTS
Country reports
SPECIAL REPORTS INDEX
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