Interview with South East Asia Backpacker
South East Asia Backpacker is the world’s most popular resource for travelers to the various countries that make up this attractive part of the world. The website features guides to help you plan your trip, news about developments in the region, reviews of products and services that backpackers will find useful, South-east Asian cuisine, hotel reviews and even the latest updates on how the global COVID-19 pandemic is affecting travel in the region.
South East Asian Backpacker has been recognised and featured by media organisations such as Time, Vice, Forbes, CNN Travel, USA Today and the Bangkok Post for it’s unique insider track on what is essential and interesting to backpackers seeking adventure and new experiences.
In this exercise you will hear part of an interview with South East Asia Backpacker’s Head of Strategy David Noakes where he talks about the website’s origins, objectives, the attraction, risks and rewards of backpacking and how the sector has been affected by and adapted to the global COVID-19 pandemic as well as how he sees the future for this important part of the tourist industry.
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Listen to the first part of the interview and answer the following questions.
When was South East Asia Backpacker set up?
South Asia Backpacker was originally set up as a…
What were the first distribution points for South East Asia Backpacker?
Where was South East Asia Backpacker originally printed?
Which of the following doesn’t David say that were included in the print version of South East Asia Backpacker?
Which of the following doesn’t David mention that the website offers?
What does David explain is one of the primary goals of the website?
Which of the following doesn’t David mention as being popular at the time of the interview?
David says that Goa is a popular destination for stereotypical “hippy” travelers.
David says that older people don’t really like to see themselves as backpackers.
David says that most older backpackers were hippies when they were younger.
David says that there is some ambiguity about what exactly a backpacker is.