Adventure Tourism – A Trending Career Option

What is Adventure Tourism?

It involves adventure travelling, exploring remote areas and a great degree of physical activity but also some measure of controlled risk.

Mountaineering expeditions, trekking, paragliding, bungee jumping, rafting, scuba diving and rock climbing are the best-known examples of adventure tourism.

Employment Options:

♦  One can choose to work outdoors as an instructor or a tour leader or be a part of a managerial team.

♦  Job positions are available with numerous small or medium adventure tourism companies, wildlife parks or holiday resorts and mountain lodges.

♦  You could also exercise your entrepreneurial abilities and start an adventure tours operating company.

How Do I Get There?


♦  The marketing or managerial aspect of this job requires an MBA degree or a diploma in tourism.

♦  People who are involved in the operational aspect (customer interface and all the outdoor work) require professional training in that sport. For example, a water sport would require you to have a certain level of competence as a swimmer. For mountaineering, you should be able to handle the ropes, quite literally.


A high level of physical fitness is a basic prerequisite.

Though the job is both physically demanding and risky at times, it will definitely be the most exciting job imaginable.To make a successful instructor, you need to have apassion for the outdoors, courage, the ability to stay calm in critical situations and leadership qualities

Get in if you have the passion and you can make it a highly rewarding career!

Excerpts from The Teenager Today – Articles by Dr. Vibha Gupta
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