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Backpackers: The need for reconceptualisation

Dayour, Frederick, Kimbu, Albert and Park, Sangwon (2017) Backpackers: The need for reconceptualisation Annals of Tourism Research, 66. pp. 191-193.

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Indubitably, an eclectic body of academic literature exists on backpacking dating back from the start of the 1990s. However, the characterisation of backpackers in several studies points evidently to incongruities among researchers. Consequently, there is as yet no standard operational criteria for defining backpackers. Ergo, this paper reviews the existing literature in tourism and rouses the need to rethink the definition of a backpacker for valid data gathering.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
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Date : 22 June 2017
DOI : 10.1016/j.annals.2017.06.004
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Backpackers; Definitional criteria; Flashpackers; Reconceptualisation
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 11 Jul 2017 12:29
Last Modified : 23 Jun 2018 02:08

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