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Adrenaline nation [videorecording] : New Zealand's adventure tourism / ABC International
Alternate Title New Zealand's adventure tourism
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, c2013
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  G516 .A3 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Adventure travel
Commercial law
Voyages and travels
Subject New Zealand
Subject(s) Documentary films
Educational films
Physical Description 1 video disc (28 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Note Originally produced in 2012
Cast Dominique Schwartz, reporter
Contents Introduction: adrenaline nation: New Zealand's adventure tourism (1:27) -- New Zealand's highest bungee jump (5:02) -- Adventure sport tragedies (1:40) -- Adventure tourism: at your own risk (1:38) -- Up up and away under investigation (5:01) -- New Zealand's civil aviation authority (2:32) -- Up up and away & new regulations (1:37) -- New Zealand's accident compensation regime (2:31) -- When disaster strikes New Zealanders (2:04) -- New Zealand's non-comformist ways (3:14)
Summary If you like a thrill, it's easy to fall for New Zealand. Adventure tourism is one of the country's most lucrative industries, and bungee jumping was practically invented there. But not everyone walks away from an extreme sports experience in New Zealand. Over the past eight years at least 50 people have died in accidents that may have been preventable if stricter litigation and compensation guidelines had been in place. Tour operators scoff at what they feel is a lawsuit-happy mindset, and recommend that those who are "scared of getting their knees dirty" go elsewhere for vacation. Is it possible to keep visitors safe without taking the adventure out of adventure tourism? This program examines New Zealand's adventure tourism industry and exposes significant flaws in the country's safety regulations. With A.J. Hackett, founder of the first commercial bungee-jumping enterprise
Interest Grade Level 9 & up
Alternate Author Schwartz, Dominique
ABC International
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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