Portrait of International Backpacker Tourism during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bali

  • Putu Eka WIRAWAN The International Institute of Tourism and Business, Indonesia
  • I Made SUDJANA The International Institute of Tourism and Business, Indonesia
  • I Made Trisna SEMARA The International Institute of Tourism and Business, Indonesia
  • A.A Ayu Arun Suwi ARIANTY The International Institute of Tourism and Business, Indonesia
  • NURUDDIN NURUDDIN Faculty of Vocational Studies, Airlangga University, Indonesia


The world pandemic due to COVID -19 has destroyed almost all aspects of human life in the world, including the tourism sector. However, the existence of backpacker tourists is unique, because they can still contribute to local communities in Kuta Bali. This study aims to determine the impact of COVID -19 on the level of backpacker tourist visits in Bali and see the benefits generated by backpacker tourists during the pandemic. The entire research and writing process was designed using a qualitative method with a case study approach through in-depth interviews with several random tourists. The results of this study indicate that the pandemic due to COVID -19 has had an impact on the decline in the number of backpacker tourists in Bali. However, they can still contribute to the local community's economy during a pandemic.


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How to Cite
WIRAWAN, Putu Eka et al. Portrait of International Backpacker Tourism during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Bali. Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, [S.l.], v. 12, n. 4, p. 886-894, june 2021. ISSN 2068-7729. Available at: <https://journals.aserspublishing.eu/jemt/article/view/6171>. Date accessed: 16 aug. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.14505//jemt.v12.4(52).03.