Fear and adventure tourism in Brazil

Sandro Carnicelli-Filho, Gisele Maria Schwartz, Alexander Klein Tahara

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The search for new non-routine emotions and sensations has become a decisive factor in taking part in adventure tourism. As Barros and Dines (2000) have pointed out, Brazil's natural resources are abundant and have been widely used to promote the nation's tourism. Empirical literature describes fear as one of the main emotions in adventure activities, and for this reason a questionnaire was designed to examine the presence of fear before and after three adventure activities (parachuting, white-water rafting, and rock-climbing). This study not only aimed to consolidate fear as a fundamental emotion in performing such activities but also to stimulate interest for further studies in this area. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)953-956
Number of pages4
JournalTourism Management
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Adventure tourism
  • Fear
  • Emotions
  • White-water rafting
  • Rock-climbing
  • Parachuting


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