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The Changing Geographies of Backpacker Tourism in South-East Asia.

Hampton, Mark P. and Hamzah, Amran (2010) The Changing Geographies of Backpacker Tourism in South-East Asia. Working paper. KBS, Canterbury (KAR id:24576)


South-East Asia has the oldest backpacker trails. This paper examines the geographies of such flows, drawing upon the largest survey to date of backpackers in Asia using

trail’ (Bangkok - Cambodia - Vietnam - Laos). Changing routes are to be expected (backpackers constantly seek new places, pioneering for later mass tourism),however, this paper suggests that fundamentally, these changing trails are due to external variables combining travel innovations (low cost airlines, and other new transport networks); exogenous shock (political instability and terrorism); and

Key words: backpackers; small-scale tourism; travel choice; motivation

Item Type: Monograph (Working paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation. Leisure
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Mark Hampton
Date Deposited: 17 May 2010 16:29 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2020 04:03 UTC
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