Tacit knowledge transfer: Cross cultural adventure

Date of this Version


Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Citation only

Buckley, R. & Ollenburg,C.(2013). Tacit knowledge transfer: Cross cultural adventure. Annals of Tourism Research, 40, 419-422.

Access this journal

2013 HERDC submission. FoR code: 150603

© Copyright, Elsevier Ltd, 2012




We show here that adventure tourism leads to transfer of tacit knowledge between international visitors and local residents in developing destinations; and that motivations for the locals include money and employment, social capital, and individual enjoyment. Over the past half century, adventure tourism has grown from decentralised domestic outdoor recreation, to a large international commercial industry. Many tours bring urban clients from developed nations to rural areas in developing nations, where there are icon sites for specific adventure activities (Buckley, 2010).

This document is currently not available here.



This document has been peer reviewed.