publication . Article . 2013

Motivations of backpackers in the Cape Coast-Elmina Conurbation, Ghana

Frederick Dayour;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: African Journal of Hospitality (issn: 2223-814X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: AfricaJournals
Research has shown that the backpacker market is one of the tourism markets that economically benefit local communities than the conventional market or mass tourists. The purpose of the study was to examine the motivations of backpackers in the Cape Coast-Elmina conurbation, Ghana. Questionnaire was used to collect data from 184 backpackers in Cape Coast and Elmina. Factor Analysis and some descriptive statistical analysis were employed in presenting the report. The study revealed that backpackers, who visited the Cape Coast-Elmina conurbation, were mostly young international students, most of whom were of European origin. Using the push-pull theory by Dann (198...
free text keywords: Motivations, Backpacker, Ghana, Hospitality industry. Hotels, clubs, restaurants, etc. Food service, TX901-946.5, Business, HF5001-6182
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