Beyond backpacker tourism : mobilities and experiences by Kevin Hannam, Anya Diekmann

By Kevin Hannam, Anya Diekmann

Construction on earlier paintings on backpacking, this booklet takes the research of backpacker tourism extra via enticing either with new theoretical debates into tourism reports and mobilities in addition to with new empirical phenomena comparable to the increase of the ‘flashpacker' and replacement locations. Chapters comprise fabric on flashpacking, the virtualization of backpacker tradition, the re-conceptualisation of way of life guests, backpackers as volunteer travelers, in addition to backpackers' stories of hostels, mobilities and their coverage implications. It units a brand new benchmark for the research of autonomous commute within the modern international.

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Com. Here, potential career breakers are described in the following manner in response to the question, ‘who takes career breaks’? they tend to be aged 25Á34 and from a professional background. Many career breakers are at the point where they’re going to change jobs, and want to take some time out before they start working again. A lot of people go travelling after a relationship has broken up. (The Career Break Site, 2008) In assessing the human consequences of globalisation, Bauman (1998) identified the emergence of a professional and managerial elite who service and maintain the new global economic system.

In Fiji, tourism has generated more foreign earnings than any other industry sector and is considered uniquely robust, having recovered quickly following the military coup of May 2000 (Ministry of Information, Communications and Media Relations, 2005). The tourism industry is mainly run by the private sector and contributes approximately 25% to the GDP in one of the world’s least developed countries. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Government poverty study revealed that every fourth household in Fiji is struggling below the poverty line (Ministry of Information, Communications and Media Relations, 2005).

1%). 0 backpacker. It is noteworthy that travellers are inclined to eschew rigid definitions of their travel style, as a significant number of respondents identified variously as tourist, traveller, backpacker or any combination of the three. 0%). This finding duplicates that of Richards and Wilson (2004b) and suggests that the term ‘backpacker’ may be obsolete for this segment of older travellers and that those who are travelling in the style of a backpacker are increasingly dismissing the phrase.

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