Flashpackers: Backpacking with style


A new trend has emerged among the 25-40 year old demographic: flashpacking. Flashpackers differ from backpackers in that they widely prefer to shell out the extra cash for comfort during their travels instead of taking the cheaper route to get from A to B.

In fact, this new breed of traveling has caught on so quickly that sciencedirect.com has even conducted a study about the rate of its increase as a new sub-culture.


“”We definitely see lots of older people, particularly 30 to 40, who are still doing flashpacking around the world,” Rob Hart, general manager of Flight Centre’s Student Flights in Brisbane, said to The Sydney Morning Herald. “One trend is that they’ve been backpackers before, but they are over the sharing of dorms, but they still go to backpackers.”

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