Young travellers party on a beach in the Indian resort of Goa in pre-pandemic times. Some countries are saying they would rather appeal to a higher class of tourist when normal travel resumes. Photo: Getty Images Young travellers party on a beach in the Indian resort of Goa in pre-pandemic times. Some countries are saying they would rather appeal to a higher class of tourist when normal travel resumes. Photo: Getty Images
Young travellers party on a beach in the Indian resort of Goa in pre-pandemic times. Some countries are saying they would rather appeal to a higher class of tourist when normal travel resumes. Photo: Getty Images
Tourism

For post-pandemic travel it won’t be budget travellers bad, rich tourists good – backpackers bring unique benefits to the places they visit

  • Spain and New Zealand are among countries saying they desire a ‘better class’ of tourist when normal travel resumes, but not all will want to be so choosy
  • Backpackers’ money will more likely go directly to local communities, research shows, while their environmental impact is less than wealthy tourists

Topic |   Tourism
Young travellers party on a beach in the Indian resort of Goa in pre-pandemic times. Some countries are saying they would rather appeal to a higher class of tourist when normal travel resumes. Photo: Getty Images Young travellers party on a beach in the Indian resort of Goa in pre-pandemic times. Some countries are saying they would rather appeal to a higher class of tourist when normal travel resumes. Photo: Getty Images
Young travellers party on a beach in the Indian resort of Goa in pre-pandemic times. Some countries are saying they would rather appeal to a higher class of tourist when normal travel resumes. Photo: Getty Images
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