Backpackers were and are born to travel. It’s in their blood, their soul, and their mind. Come to think of it, Southeast Asia is a mecca for backpackers considering how far their money can go.
Backpackers are young and frugal, but all have the courage and curiosity that many wish they could develop. They travel for days, weeks, months, possibly more than year. In some countries, taking a “gap year” to travel is cultural.
Few Data facts:
- 12 months+ of Gap Years are less popular than before;
- 27% of the female backpackers are travelling alone; and
- 48% of those leaving the university said the economic situation had affected them.