Gap Year Travel
Gapping season is just around the corner, and adventurers from across the globe are looking forward to twelve months of unabated thrill seeking on distant shores.
Jennifer Pinches from the 2012 Team GB Gymnastic team who reached the finals of their competition has just returned from volunteering in Ecuador with Camps international. As well as wonderful handstands all over the country she felt she made a lasting difference.
The smartphone is the number one item that gap year travellers will pack in their backpacks this year according to research from Post Office Travel Insurance.
A basic gap year doesn’t come cheap, and whatever the figure it will often be minus project fees, an added cost on the growing number of voluntour schemes.
Last year's rise in university tuition fees coupled with high youth unemployment levels has led to an increase in gap years, according to specialist operator Japan Journeys.
With an 8.9% drop in UCAS applications for 2012, many are heralding the ‘return of the gap year’ for this year’s school leavers, who are faced with the new, higher tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year.
More than half (54%) of travellers carry contents worth over £500 in their backpacks but few take out travel insurance to protect them in the event of loss.
With over 200,000 young people in the UK planning to take a gap year, and an increasing amount of older gappers on a career break or in retirement, Bob Atkinson, travel expert at MoneySupermarket offers tips to help those travelling to spend their money wisely and keep safe abroad.
With one in three (77%) young Brits enticed to follow their dreams abroad, and over two thirds (70%) of 16-24 year olds moving overseas to find adventure and new experiences, Queensland offers a variety of experiences to satisfy every UK backpacker.
Sweating over your final exams dreaming of being somewhere hot and sunny? There are a whole host of amazing places to explore and exciting adventures to be had in Fiji that will make your gap year something to remember.
Gap years have never been more popular and with this in mind adventure travel company, True Traveller has developed a specialist Gap Year and Backpacker insurance site, adventuretravelinsurance.co.uk.
Got the post-celebrity reality show blues? Wondering what to do now Dougie, Mark, Fatima and the gang have all packed up their backpacks and hitched their way back to the UK? How about exploring it for yourself?
With a drop in university applications, as revealed by UCAS this week, gap travel experiences could once again be on the rise.
Gapwork.com, the gap year job and volunteering abroad specialist website, now has a brand new easy-to-use, cutting-edge design and navigation system.
With students scrambling for university places this year, the ‘gap year' is no longer an option for many post A-level students new research shows.
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