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?
MOUNTAIN TOURISM – THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE
OVERVIEW AND DEFINITION
TRAVEL AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN THE MOUNTAINS
Mountains in East Africa
Drakensberg Mountain Range
Figure 1: Eight-thousanders in the Himalayas, 2015
AUSTRALASIA AND OCEANIA
Volcanoes of the South Pacific
Highland regions in the UK
Mountain ranges of Wales
Picos de Europa
Canadian Rockies and Northern Rockies
Volcanoes in the Andes
Figure 2: Highest active volcanoes in South American Andes, 2015
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
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
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
LAKES AND MOUNTAINS
CANADIAN MOUNTAIN HOLIDAYS
CRYSTAL SKI HOLIDAYS
GRAND AMERICAN ADVENTURES
GREAT RAIL JOURNEYS
INGHAMS SKI AND LAKES & MOUNTAINS
KE ADVENTURE TRAVEL
THE MOUNTAIN COMPANY
THE WORLD EXPEDITIONS TRAVEL GROUP
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
SPECIAL REPORTS INDEX