Questionnaire for the UK youth travel market regarding their motivations for backpacking and the factors that can affect these

I am a final year student studying Tourism Management at Bournemouth University and as part of my degree I have to complete a dissertation. The topic I have chosen to investigate is what motivates the UK Youth Travel market to participate in backpacking and how different factors affect these motivations I would be extremely grateful if you could spend a few minutes filling the following questionnaire out to help me with my studies. All responses will remain anonymous. Thank you for your time and help.
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To experience different lifestyles and cultures
For the sunshine and beaches
To relax with my friends
To escape from the stress of day to day life
To experience casual sexual encounters
To pursue different activities which can’t be done at home
To be with others who enjoy backpacking as much as me
To explore new or unknown places
To experience socialising and parties in different cultures
To meet and interact with new people
To drink with friends and new friends
To satisfy my curiosity about parts of the world I have never been too
To have a holiday fling
To visit places my friends and family have never been

Online forums, E.g., Thorn Tree and Lonely Planet
Online reviews on hostels, hotels, activities etc
Online blogs and photos of fellow backpackers
Social networking sites. E.g., Facebook, Twitter
Word of mouth from backpackers you had met

Interacted with the local people
Did not experience the culture and lifestyles of the host community
Spent a lot of time in internet cafe’s
Had a sexual encounter
Mostly interacted with people of the same background as me
Consumed a lot of alcohol on a regular basis
Worked (either volunteer or paid)
Did not experience any untouched or unknown places
Spent the majority of my time taking part in various activities which I wouldn’t do at home

Visiting somewhere I have never been before
Visiting friends or family
Relaxation (near a beach)
Taking part in activities I haven’t done before
Somewhere with lots of clubs and bars
Learning about a different culture and lifestyle
Somewhere I can escape the stress of day to day life.
Somewhere I can find my inner self

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