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  1. Backpacker Tourism

    Backpacker tourism is a form of modern tourism characterized by a combination of travel practices and discourses. These include lengthy travel duration (typically longer than annual holidays); flexible and individually planned itineraries; budget accommodation (with a preference for youth hostels and YMCAs); budget transportation (with a preference for local ground transportation modes ...

  2. Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development

    This volume provides a focused review of the economic development impacts of backpacker tourism in developing regions furthering knowledge on how backpacker tourism can play a crucial role in development strategies in these areas. First, it reviews the origins of the backpackers with a detailed examination of their "hippy" predecessors on the ...

  3. Backpacker tourism: sustainable and purposeful? Investigating the

    Abstract. Alternative tourism, particularly backpacker and volunteer tourism, has developed significantly in recent times. This rapid development has contributed to criticism of potential negative effects, notably of the environmental, cultural, economic and social impacts associated with backpacker tourism.

  4. Environmental impact and sustainability of backpacker tourism

    Backpacking is an increasingly popular, but sometimes controversial, activity in protected areas. Very few studies have examined the impacts associated with backpacker tourism in environmentally ...

  5. Tourism and Hospitality Research Host and backpacker ...

    Abstract This paper examines host and backpacker perceptions of the environmental impacts of backpacker tourism on local communities in less-developed countries. The discussion is based on data collected in 2011 via surveys and interviews with host and backpacker populations in the Yasawa Islands of Fiji. The results sug-gest that there is a ...

  6. The developmental impacts of backpacker tourism in South Africa

    The sampled backpacker hostels maintained backpackers largely explains this difference. aa total of 25 1 permanent staff member, of whom 115 (46%) Backpacker tourists in South Africa are generally young. were male and 136 (54%) female. In terms of the age struc- men (52%) and women (48%), with 38% in the 21-25 years.

  7. Backpacker Tourism: Sustainable and Purposeful? Investigating the

    Alternative tourism, particularly backpacker and volunteer tourism, has developed significantly in recent times. This rapid development has contributed to criticism of potential negative effects ...

  8. The developmental impacts of backpacker tourism in South Africa

    Despite backpacker tourism being largely ignored in national tourism development initiatives, backpacker tourism is increasingly popular in South Africa. This paper focuses on the recent proliferation of backpacker tourism in this country and seeks to convey the results of the first nation-wide exploration in this regard.

  9. Impact of Backpacker Tourists on the Social, Economic and ...

    Backpacker tourists in the Ubud tourism area impact the economy, socio-culture, and the environment. The economic sector's impact includes the growth and development of local culinary businesses, tourism businesses in the field of cheap accommodation, the development of natural tourism businesses such as rafting, tracking, and cycling, which ...

  10. The challenges of developing backpacker tourism in South Africa: an

    2. INTERNATIONAL DEBATES. Until the mid-1990s, there was limited international research into backpackers, the organisation of the backpacking industry or the impact of backpackers on destinations (Richards & Wilson, Citation 2004b, Citation c; Gladstone, Citation 2005).Although the foundation for backpacking research had been established in seminal studies by Cohen Citation (1974), Adler ...

  11. The Backpacker Social Identity Makes Them More Sustainable

    As the global tourism industry struggles to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, adventurous tourists, including backpackers, will play an important role in re-establishing tourism in…

  12. The mutual gaze: Host and guest perceptions of socio-cultural impacts

    Within backpacker tourism literature, there is a research gap concerning hosts' and guests' perceptions of the impacts of backpacker tourism. According to some researchers ( Richards and Wilson, 2004b , Scheyvens, 2002 ), there is a limited knowledge on the impacts of backpacker tourism on local communities in less developed countries (LDCs).

  13. The mutual gaze: Host and guest perceptions of socio-cultural impacts

    The mutual gaze enacts both hosts and guests. This paper expands the literature relating to the impact perspective of backpacker tourism. It investigates how hosts and backpackers perceive the ...

  14. Host and backpacker perceptions of environmental impacts of backpacker

    Supattra Sroypetch is a lecturer in the Department of Tourism at Khon Kaen University, Thailand. She has recently completed her PhD in Tourism at the University of Otago. Her PhD thesis titled 'Host and guest perceptions of backpacker tourism impacts on local communities: A case study of the Yasawa Group of Islands, Fiji'.Her research interests include backpacker tourism, tourism impacts and ...

  15. Backpacker Tourism and Economic Development

    There has been a phenomenal growth of backpacker tourism from the overland routes to India in the 1960s, to present-day backpacker tourism across the less developed world. As a result there has been significant economic development impacts of backpacker tourism upon local communities especially in areas with the largest concentrations of backpackers (South and South-East Asia particularly ...

  16. Social identity positively impacts sustainable behaviors of backpackers

    Abstract While backpacker social identity remains an important theme among tourism researchers, its influence on sustainable behaviors has received limited attention. We examine the impact of backpacker social identity on sustainable behavior based on both a structural modeling approach and regression analysis. A survey of 400 backpackers is conducted within Cape Coast, a major tourism hub in ...

  17. Host perceptions of backpackers: Examining the ...

    The widely-held recognition of negative impacts associated with mass tourism has created an interest in alternative forms of tourism (Gursoy et al., 2010, Lee, 2013), such as backpacker tourism which is considered to be more community-based and smaller scale (Ooi and Laing, 2010, Scheyvens, 2002).

  18. The mutual gaze: Host and guest perceptions of socio-cultural impacts

    DOI: 10.1016/J.IMIC.2016.09.004 Corpus ID: 132295501; The mutual gaze: Host and guest perceptions of socio-cultural impacts of backpacker tourism: A case study of the Yasawa Islands, Fiji

  19. 6 years to the Global Goals

    Here, e tourism represents 14% of the city's GDP. The Tourism and City Council was created in 2016 and relies on citizen participation to advise the municipal government on tourism public policies. This initiative demonstrates the advancement of tourism governance from classic public-private collaboration to public-private-community.

  20. International tourism reached 97% of pre-pandemic levels in the ...

    International tourist arrivals reached 97% of pre-pandemic levels in the first quarter of 2024. According to UN Tourism, more than 285 million tourists travelled internationally in January-March, about 20% more than the first quarter of 2023, underscoring the sector's near-complete recovery from the impacts of the pandemic.

  21. PDF The developmental impacts of backpacker tourism in South Africa

    However, the youthfulness of backpackers largely explains this difference. Backpacker tourists in South Africa are generally young men (52%) and women (48%), with 38% in the 21-25 years age bracket and 26% in the 26-30 years age range. More significantly, 88% of all backpacker tourists are younger than 35.

  22. Are Western travellers avoiding Hong Kong over fears of 'political

    According to the Tourism Board, overnight business travellers spent an average of HK$9,301 (US$1,191) per person during their trips to Hong Kong last year, while overnight leisure travellers spent ...