Backpackers 5 characteristics

Backpackers have a specific behavior when traveling.  They are driven by specific motives, which are different from other travelers.

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There are 5 characteristics that define a Backpacker (Pearce 1998):

-       A preference for budget accommodation

-       An emphasis on meeting other travelers

-       An independently organized and flexible travel schedule

-       Longer rather than very brief holiday

-       Emphasis on informal and participatory holidays activities

That is why WikiTrip is focused on the socializing factor and want to help Travelers to easily bump into each other.

reference:

Pearce 1998, http://past.is/VPZF

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