Camping tourism is a popular recreational activity where participants travel in order to spend time living in tents, motor homes, or other types of informal, rural accommodation. Key motivations for camping tourists are to spend time in a natural setting and to reconnect with outdoor skills and crafts, and sometimes to teach these skills to the next generation. Freedom and the chance to spend high-quality time with family and friends are also important to these types of recreationists. Although camping has gained popularity in the wake of the global economic downturn, cost is not always the most important consideration, with luxurious camping options becoming more popular.

Although originally an individual and informal experience, camping has evolved as an organized activity within the last 125 years and ...

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