Gap Year News for September 2011

News for September 2011

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Big stink about new wasabi fire alarm

There are always things to worry about on your gap year, but thanks to one Japanese company, deaf backpackers no longer have to worry about fire alarms.

Backpacker Lena’s gap year pregnancy shock

Australian hostels are famous for their revelry; absolutely anything goes. So it comes as no surprise to hear that a woman has given birth in one.

EasyJet founder plans to launch rival airline

The entrepreneur behind easyJet, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, has threatened to take on the budget airline by launching his own airline, Fastjet.

Sri Lanka named best value travel destination

Travelling on the pound used to be an absolute dream. However, it seems that there are a few countries out there that are still good value for money.

Who suffers the worst post-holiday blues?

A survey from TripAdvisor shows that one nation suffers from post-holiday blues more than all the others. Can you guess who it is?

Off the beaten track

A group of 24 tourists have become the first to complete a cycle tour of North Korea. The tour group, Koryo, based in Beijing, has hailed the tour as a “massive success.”

British couple rescued from Amazon

An elderly couple have been rescued from an Amazon ravine in Brazil after an emergency phone call back to the UK over 5,000 miles away.

Too old to take a gap year?

A lot of people have been talking about this one recently. The debate - who's taking more gap years - over-55s or under-35s?

Gap years in space

There’s something particularly attractive about space travel. Maybe it’s all the fantasy and sci-fi movies. But the question is, what’s next for space travel?

Iceland ranked as most eco-friendly country

Iceland has just been ranked as the most environmentally friendly country in the world, according to a recent survey.

Australia adds 'indeterminate sex' to passport

Australian citizens can now mark their sex as ‘indeterminate’ on their passport in a move by government officials to avoid discrimination.

'The Best Expedition in the World'

Back in 2009, Tourism Queensland promoted the Great Barrier Reef as a global tourism destination by encouraging people to apply for ‘The Best Job in the World’.

KGB tried to ‘recruit’ David Cameron on gap year

David Cameron, Prime Minister for the United Kingdom, had what could be described as an unusual gap year.

Man in car tries to summit Snowdon

A man has forgone the paths for petrol and driven up Mount Snowdon in Wales because it was top of his “50 things to do before he dies” list.

Is travelling in our genes?

There’s no doubt about it, travelling is on our blood. But what exactly does that mean? And why do we travel?

FCO issues warning to travellers flying to India

Travellers heading to India are being told by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to be ‘more vigilant’ after a bomb explosion in Delhi this morning.

Naked pole-dancer left feeling exposed

The latest sensation to hit the internet is video footage of a British backpacker pole-dancing on a street in Cairns.

Couple complete gap year fuelled by cooking oil

After nearly two years of travelling Andy Pag and Christina Ammon are nearing the end of their gap year. However, unlike most gap years, theirs was unique.

Perth voted ‘Best New Travel Destination’

Readers of China Travel Weekly have voted Perth as the ‘Best New Travel Destination of the Year’.

What’s the fastest way of boarding a plane?

Recent tests have shown that the most common way of boarding a plane is among the least efficient.

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