An exploration into Gen Ys attitudes and behaviour towards volunteering whilst backpacking

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Jelaca, Elena, Azara, Iride and Michopoulou, Eleni 2021. An exploration into Gen Ys attitudes and behaviour towards volunteering whilst backpacking. in: Goodfellows.
AuthorsJelaca, Elena, Azara, Iride and Michopoulou, Eleni
Abstract

This study focuses on Generation Ys’ attitudes and behaviour towards engaging in volunteer tourism whilst backpacking. To that end, we first examine Gen Ys’ generational characteristics and the predominant attitudes and behaviours displayed by this generational cohort. Then the focus is shifted to understanding Generation Y as backpackers and their internal and external motivations. These motivations are queried under the prism of volunteer tourism; being seen as factors determining the level of engagement with volunteer tourism and overall backpacking behaviour while travelling. This chapter provides insights into the themes described above by examining the relevant tourism literature. Finally, it summarises the theoretical gaps in the extant literature and sets objectives for future research, whilst signposting authors to key literature sources.

KeywordsGeneration Y; millennials; backpacking; volunteering; tourism; motivation
Year2021
PublisherGoodfellows
ISBN9781911635932
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.23912/9781911635932-4959
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/626051
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