Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Desert Tourism

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_497

Desert tourism is a type of tourism that attracts people to desert or desert-related areas with activities that aim to meet their needs, such as seeking knowledge, novelty, adventures and environmental protection. It includes desert sightseeing tourism, desert adventure tourism, desert sports tourism, and desert ecotourism. Like urban and rural tourism, desert tourism is a new regional and comprehensive tourism product.

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