Backpackers 5 characteristics

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,

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