Backpacking in the Age of Quality Tourists
Can backpackers be the real quality tourists that destinations should seek? — By Michael O’Regan, Glasgow Caledonian University Tourism management is becoming dominated by positivistic, bureaucratic and regulatory discourses. The search for ‘quality tourists’ has spread from managerial origins to destinations. Authorities have taken market-oriented reforms because of their belief in their existence. The divisions of tourists have exacerbated post-pandemic.