Space Tourism – A Future Dream or a Cyber-tourism Reality?

Prideaux, Bruce and Singer, Petra (2005) Space Tourism – A Future Dream or a Cyber-tourism Reality?. Tourism Recreation Research, 30 3: 27-35.

Author Prideaux, Bruce
Singer, Petra
Title Space Tourism – A Future Dream or a Cyber-tourism Reality?
Journal name Tourism Recreation Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0250-8281
Publication date 2005-08
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 27
End page 35
Total pages 9
Place of publication Lucknow, India
Publisher Centre for Tourism Research and Development
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject 150602 Tourism Forecasting
150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Abstract Space is viewed by many as the next frontier and the next boundary to be crossed. This view, popularized in cinema and by science fiction writers, was recently reinforced by the successful suborbital flight of the privately owned SpaceShipOne. But is this view based on substance; will space become the new mass tourism experience of the 21st Century? In time this might be the case but as this paper argues the cost of travel is likely to be so high that nonphysical travel based on cyber experiences is a strong possibiclity. This paper uses scenarios as a method to investigate the possibility of both physical and cyber-travel into space in the future.
Keyword Space tourism
Knowledge diffusion
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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