The act of vacationing has taken on new forms. The advent of online chat rooms and audience-specific websites have changed the way travelers search for hostels, especially among younger crowds. Databases like 'Hostelworld' and 'Hostelbookers' have made information more readily available, spurring a culture of educated hostel-hopping. The Hostel Trend Report builds on this culture, classifying over 1,000 burgeoning tourism niches and over 100 examples of PRO Trends.
The archetypal backpacker now has more options than ever before. Lavish rooms and party-oriented sites have opened doors to the world's nomadic circles, allowing guests to entertain a range of accommodation concepts. Those involved with the travel and hospitality industries will find the Hostel Trend Report to be a vital resource, as well as those looking to plan a future trip.