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Gap Year Travel

Budgeting the way to a student getaway

As student outrage over the rising cost of tuition fees hits an ultimate high, concern grows over staying within budget during summer holidays.

Uni fees spur increase in mini-gap trips

Youth specialist STA Travel has seen a boom in sales for Asia and North America this summer as students squeeze in a ‘mini gap trip.’

Students sign up for snap gaps

Defying common concerns surrounding the university fees hike and a tough economic climate, a vast majority of gap year aspirants say they are still considering taking time off for that trip of a lifetime - according to a survey conducted by Round the World Experts, the UK’s biggest round the world travel specialist.

‘Snap year’ gaps go a long way in CV building

If you are leaving school this summer and thinking about taking some time out before university, but not ready to commit to a full Gap year – a mini Snap Year may be more up your street.

Gap teaching breaks to Sri Lanka

Gap teaching breaks to Sri Lanka

The Unique Travel Company is offering gap breaks teaching English in schools and orphanages on the tropical Indian Ocean island of Sri Lanka from around £550 per person for four weeks or £1,020 for twelve weeks.

Best beaches for gappers

Best beaches for gappers

Whether it’s a couple of weeks, a month or a full year, taking a gap break provides the opportunity to go beyond the shores of the Costa Del Sol and visit some of the world’s most remarkable destinations.

New packages for Gold Coast backpackers

New packages for Gold Coast backpackers

In an area where backpackers are a dime a dozen there’s always the danger that budget accommodation just won’t make an effort.

Gap breaks to Sri Lanka

For students and school leavers wishing to take a shortened gap break in order to start university this year and avoid increased tuition fees in 2012, The Unique Travel Company provides several excellent value-for-money options on the fascinating island of Sri Lanka.

As the length of gap year travel shrinks, so do the prices

As the length of gap year travel shrinks, so do the prices

Recent research by a certain insurance company has shown that travellers are opting for a couple of months rather than a full year of travel during the gap between their studies or entering the working world.

Celebrate milestone birthdays with Gap Adventures

Celebrate milestone birthdays with Gap Adventures

Gap years become snap years for money-worried Brits

Sabbaticals are being skimmed and gap years trimmed as tightened purse strings mean Brits can no longer afford lengthy breaks in exotic locations.

Travel bridges the generation gap in 2011

According to escorted touring specialist, Journeys of Distinction, 2011 is the year of the 60+ gap year with more older travellers taking more exotic and longer travels than ever before, a marked change from 2000 when a much younger gap year generation were travelling the world between school and university.

Mum and Dad bail out kids on gap years

With many gap year holidaymakers having embarked on their trips in the first quarter of this year, new research out today suggests parents could be receiving a call this month to bail out their kids financially.

Make gap year cash travel futher

Don’t break the bank when booking a gap year island hopping adventure in Greece or a sky diving ticket for New Zealand.

Brits ‘too busy’ to volunteer abroad

Brits ‘too busy’ to volunteer abroad

A straw poll* conducted by leading international volunteering company Projects Abroad, has found that the main barrier holding Brits back from volunteering abroad is the required investment in time.