Tourism Issues

The Economic Significance of Backpacker Tourism

The Economic Significance of Backpacker Tourism

The academic literature provides clues as to how the backpacker segment can be described. This sub market is characterized by budget consciousness and a flexible tourism style, with most participants traveling alone or in small...

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Backpacker Tourism Development

Backpacker Tourism Development

Photo: www.south-pacific.travel Backpacker tourism as a long-haul and long term independent travel has become increasingly common over the last few decades. Once considered a marginal activity undertaken by society’s dropouts, it has gradually entered the...

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What is backpacker?

What is backpacker?

Photo: www.2.bp.blogspot.com The study of backpackers began when Cohen (1972) differentiated the tourist between the institutionalized and non-institutionalized. The former related with the mass tourism and the latter is common with the middle class young...

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Tourism and Poverty

Tourism and Poverty

Photo: www.instablogsimages.com Tourism becomes the leading sectors and it is believed by most people to improve the welfare of the local community. UNWTO data (Tourism Highlights 2009) shows that tourism has been growing rapidly. International...

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The Global Financial Crisis and Tourism

The Global Financial Crisis and Tourism

The financial crisis which hit the global economy in the autumn of 2008 represents the first and most difficult challenge to the globalization process. The crisis, which began as a liquidity crunch, went on to...

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