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dc.contributor.authorWilson, Judith
dc.contributor.authorFisher, David F.
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Kevin
dc.contributor.editorHannam, K.en
dc.contributor.editorAteljevic, I.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-05T20:28:46Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationWilson, J., Fisher, D. & Moore, K. (2008). ‘Van tour’ and ‘doing a Contiki’: Grand backpacker tours of Europe. In K. Hannam & I. Ateljevic (eds) Backpacker Tourism: Concepts and Profiles pp113 -127. Clevedon, UK; Channel View Publications.
dc.identifier.isbn9781845410797en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5089
dc.description.abstractThe need to research a wider geographic diversity of destinations and backpacker contexts has been recognised as an area of concern in backpacker studies (Richards & Wilson, 2004b). While a range of studies and market reports have variously addressed the ‘youth’ or the ‘student’ travel market, most have considered Europe as a source of outbound backpacker travellers and not as a destination per se. This chapter addresses backpacker tourism in Europe, an important destination for several reasons: first, Europe is where backpacker tourism originated; and second, European destinations continue to attract many thousands of backpackers. For decades there has been a tradition of young New Zealanders and Australians going to Britain and Europe on extended travel trips. In New Zealand such an experience is called the ‘OE’ (sometimes the ‘Big OE’), a trip of extended duration that usually involves living, working and travelling outside New Zealand for a number of years. Investigation of the OE offers a unique opportunity to trace some of the changes in backpacker travel over time as practised and experienced by a specific group (or nationality) of travellers. With its focus on Europe, an exploration of OE travel also adds to the geographic diversity of destinations studied. To understand the travel behaviour of any group, the contexts within which it occurs historical, temporal, global, social, cultural, institutional, spatial are important. In spite of political, social and institutional changes in tourism over time, OE travellers still follow the same routes and travel patterns they have for decades; yet in many ways their experiences have changed over time. This chapter explores these travel patterns and the changes within them, focusing on two iconic travel experiences of the OE, the ‘van tour’ and ‘doing a Contiki’.en
dc.format.extentpp. 113-127en
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherChannel View Publications.
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Channel View Publications.en
dc.relation.ispartofBackpacker Tourism: Concepts and Profiles
dc.rightsCopyright © 2008 Kevin Hannam, Irena Ateljevic and the authors of individual chapters
dc.subjectoverseas experience (OE)en
dc.subjectbackpackersen
dc.subjectContikien
dc.subjectvan touren
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjectEuropeen
dc.title'Van tour' and 'Doing a Contiki": grand 'backpacker' tours of Europeen
dc.typeBook Chapter
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Environment, Society and Design
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Society
lu.contributor.unitLearning, Teaching and Library
dc.relation.isPartOfBackpacker Tourism: Concepts and Profilesen
pubs.notesChapter 8 of the book 'Backpacker Tourism: Concepts and Profiles' pp113 -127. Clevedon, UK; Channel View Publications.en
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pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.publisher.placeClevedon, UKen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-8051-1606
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-5913-9953


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