Japanese backpacking: the emergence of a new market sector - a Queensland case study

Prideaux, Bruce, and Shiga, Hideki (2007) Japanese backpacking: the emergence of a new market sector - a Queensland case study. Tourism Review International, 11 (1). pp. 45-56.

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Abstract

This article reports on a study of Japanese backpackers conducted in Queensland, arguing that this backpacker sector has a range of characteristics that differ from Western backpackers who, to date, have constituted the main representatives of this segment visiting Australia. The research identified a number of areas where the characteristics of Japanese backpackers varied from those of the overall backpacker population in Australia. One major point of difference was the emphasis placed by this market segment on learning English and a preference for activities that focused on the environment rather than other activities such as soft adventure.

Item ID: 2428
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: theme park; identity; heritage; population change; depopulation; Japan; backpackers; Japanese; Queensland; cross-cultural studies; Australia
ISSN: 1544-2721
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 00:41
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150606 Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism @ 100%
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