Asian Adventure or Extreme Tourism. Adventure or extreme tourism is about travel and participating in challenging events or going to dangerous places like caves, canyons, deserts, jungles or mountains. Extreme tourism is related to extreme sports in that they share the common trait of seeking and adrenaline rush of going to dangerous places or event. The only difference is that people don’t necessarily need to be professionals but can also go to learn the multiple activities related to adventure tourist and more age groups, including the youngish and not-so-young are participating
Extreme Sports and Asian Adventure Tourism. Extreme sports became very popular in the 1990s when US sports broadcaster ESPN started their action sports or extreme games program. What action or adventure activities are called “extreme sport” is not quite clear. But some of the characteristic are that they are mostly youth based and mainly individual performances and that they do normally not involve teams. Extreme sports are about participant adrenaline rush, skill and danger
People who take part in action activities are able to use their learned skill and professional experience so that they can control the risk of injury, that’s why they are called sports and not just a dangerous or playful activity
ESPN, Entertainment and Sports Programming Network is a U.S.-based global cable and satellite television channel, that is owned as a joint venture between The Walt Disney Company and Hearst Corporation. The channel focuses on sports-related programming including live and recorded event telecasts, sports talk shows, and other original programming.
The X Games is a sports event, controlled and arranged by ESPN, with coverage also shown on its sister network ABC, which focuses on extreme sports. The inaugural X Games were held in summer 1995 in Rhode Island. Participants compete to win bronze, silver and gold medals, and prize money.