Backpackers have a specific behavior when traveling. They are driven by specific motives, which are different from other travelers.
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.
Pearce 1998, http://past.is/VPZF