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Tourism Issues

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 groups. Clear evidence has been provided as to the potential benefits backpackers can bring in terms of promoting local 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‚Äôs dropouts, it has gradually entered the tourism mainstream (O’Reilly, 2006). Backpacker is treated as part of a wider mainstream tourism industry in the 21st century that […]

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 tourists are mentioned in the literature by various terms: drifters, nomads, youthful travelers, wanderers, hitchhikers, tramping youth, and long-term budget […]

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 tourism receipts reached US$ 944 billion in 2008. The number of international tourists visits only 25 Million in 1950 rising […]

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 severely affect global financial markets moved quickly to the real economy, hence transferring the global economic expansion into the deepest […]