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Addressing the Needs of Emerging Indonesian Backpackers  

by on Saturday, 7 April 2012No Comment | 249 views

In the last five years, the numbers of Indonesian backpackers who travel the archipelago has increased steadily. More and more Indonesian travels in backpacker style to the exotic regions of Indonesia and other interesting places around the globe. This increase is a result of steady growth of Indonesian economy for the last decades, the increasing number of young middle class and aggressive travel and tourism campaign from Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industry. On the other hand the surging number of Indonesian backpackers also creates increasing demands for facilities such as youth hostel or budget hotels and of course the most efficient way to find these types of accommodations.

This increasing demand for hostels and budget accommodation has been anticipated by the rapid growth of hostel and budget accommodation in East Indonesian regions such as Labuan Bajo, Sulawesi especially Makassar, Bunaken and Toraja area , Maluku and Papua. Bali is a bit different there are more and more city hotels established in Denpasar and Kuta area that offers good accommodation with reasonable price. For the west region of Indonesia, Sumatera especially area around Danau Toba, Way Kambas and Aceh also open more budget hotels.

The problem of finding a hostel or budget accommodation efficiently for backpackers has also been addressed by hostel booking website, especially is pioneer in providing online hostel or budget hotel booking facilities for the budget, independent and youth traveler. Its travel social network ratings, reviews, integrated video, podcasting, online travel store and guides make backpacker traveling easier and more enjoyable. This is a useful tool for backpacker and budget travelers that at the end will make backpacking more and more popular.

Increasing number of hostels and budget hotels combines with reliable hostel booking website such as will eventually keep more and more young Indonesian pack their backpack and start backpacking.

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