A survey of international travelers who have been to the US found that cities in the South and Southwest have the most bags packed.
In the North, the number of bags per capita was 3.8 per cent higher than the US average.
The report by the National Council on Travel and Tourism also found that the average backpacker spent around $20,000 a year on goods and services.
“This is a great example of how a city’s success is determined by how well it delivers service, and how its policies and practices are designed to improve that service,” said the council.
“A city that’s going to attract people, that’s an important component of the national identity, is going to be a city that has to offer a good service to its residents, but also a good value for money.”
In 2018, there were 1.2 billion people in the US, of which 1.3 billion were aged 25 and over.
Of those people, 1.7 billion were adults aged 25 to 54.
Read more about US travel trends:The US, however, ranked 16th in terms of bag usage, ahead of Japan, South Korea, Singapore, France, Spain and Portugal.
On the other hand, Japan and Germany ranked highest for backpackers who were travelling with a child under 18, with around one million backpackers in those countries.
Despite the fact that many of the countries in the top five categories were in the developed world, the top four cities were also all cities with high percentages of backpackers.
Top five backpacker cities for 2018 Top five backpackers cities in 2018 Source The data also found a strong correlation between the number and the cost of travel.
Auckland was the second cheapest backpacker city in New Zealand, with backpackers spending around $8.10 per person per day, while Auckland’s average daily expenditure was $19.00.
However, Auckland was also the cheapest city in Australia, with a backpacker average spending $19 per person.
Paris, New York and London all ranked in the bottom five.
But the most expensive backpacker destination in the world was Hong Kong, with the average daily spend of backpacker living in the city of HK$60,200.
Korea is the next cheapest with an average of HK€10,200, followed by Japan with HK$19,700 and Australia with HK€15,800.
Australia was the only place in the United States where the average cost of a backpack was under US$15,000.
According to the report, more people are travelling in bags in the coming years.
As the world continues to shift away from car ownership, more backpackers are choosing to pack their bags in their cars instead of a vehicle.