Aided by a boom in budget airlines, an increase in disposable income, increased visa openness and the advent of the selfie, world tourism is on the rise.
These are some pretty big numbers, but how is it related to you? To get an idea of what the broad outlook is in your neck of the woods, please refer to the numbers released by the United Nation World Tourism Organization (attached below).
Young travellers are often money poor but time rich, which means that they can spend longer at a destination as compared to regular travellers.
Getting a hold of hostel specific numbers is a tricky business because the industry is severly fragmented with independents accounting for over 50% of the entire industry