The Flash Pack in the Press

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The Flash Pack have carried out a survey to find out how much the average flashpacker spends on kit. Forget the idea of cash-strapped students travelling the world on £5 a day – the average backpacker-or ‘flashpacker’ – now carries more than £3,000 worth of kit.

Topping the list of travel essentials for the glamorous backpackers is an iPhone at £400, followed by a £450 iPad and top of the range £100 headphones so they can listen to music on the go.

The globetrotters will also spend £1,000 on designer threads for their trip, over £100 on designer sunglasses, with the favourite being Ray Bans, and £200 on make up, perfume and sun creams.

Many won’t leave home without their £170 GHD hair straighteners, packed into a £180 pull along Osprey backpack so no sore shoulders for the flash set.

Our findings made today’s Daily Telegraph, Metro and Sun newspaper as well as being discussed on BBC Radio 4 and five live.

Daily Telegraph:

Boutique hotels, iPads and hair tongs for today's backpackers - Flash Pack coverage in The Telegraph newspaper


Flashpacking? That's £3,000... before you fly - Flash Pack coverage in The Metro newspaper

The Sun:

The average backpacker carries £3,000 of designer kit and stays in top hotels - Flash Pack coverage in The Sun newspaper

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