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An article on About.com mentions the increasing use of high-tech gear among backpackers:
The Washington Post is running an article about hostels:
At 52, I'm no youth. But I'm hooked on hostels.
A recent AP article talks about the variety of people that hostels attract:
Irish hostels expect business to increase this year:
"Two thirds of hoteliers across the country expect business this year to be well ahead of last year, according to the latest tourism industry barometer survey by Failte Ireland.
The Bangkok Post reports that although the overall number of visitors declined by 1.15% in 2005, hostelling is up:
The New York Times is running a story about travel writers.
A recent AP story talks about how U.S. hostels often struggle to live up to European counterparts.
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A few excerpts about Flashpackers from the news:
From the Times Online: