News for August 2011
Many of us have thought it but Melbourne has finally been voted as ‘the best place to live in the world'.
London’s Underground is a hot place to be, not just because there’s no air conditioning or circulation, but because it has the best looking travellers.
Record numbers of gap year students are shunning Australia in favour of South East Asia, according to research from Travelex.
Six cases of malaria have been reported in Greece since June 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).
The airline carrier, United Airlines, is joining the technological revolution by throwing the manual out the window and by giving its pilots 11,000 iPads.
If you’re planning a trip to the Amazon then it’s now viable to use Google Street View. They state that it ‘creates an opportunity to experience the wonders of the Amazon’
Travellers down under will soon enjoy more flight options between Australia and South East Asia following new plans announced by China Southern Airlines.
If the extra pressure for university places this year has meant your A-Level results have not hit the mark, a working gap year could be the ideal alternative.
A significant rise in travel insurance claims has been attributed partly to the increase in older travellers taking gap years.
Gapyear.com has re-launched. We’re on a new and much-improved technical platform. The site is bigger, better and faster than it’s ever been before.
This year’s Burning Man Festival in Nevada has sold out. For the first time in its 25-year history, ticket sales have had to be stopped ahead of the event.
More and more Chinese youngsters are planning a gap year, according to the country’s biggest-selling English-language newspaper.
A new qualification will allow applicants for UK universities to get credit for their gap year activities.
London’s biggest street festival looks set to go ahead despite the recent riots in the UK capital.
This year’s annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta is being hailed a success after winds eased.
The strong Australian dollar appears to be drawing Brits planning a working gap year.
The Foreign Office has set up a trial service with mobile phone network Vodafone to deliver emergency text messages to travellers.
The high point of this year’s annual Culture Night in Iceland’s capital will be the official opening of the Harpa, concert and conference centre.
English students should wait to 2013 for a better deal on university fees – according to the country’s #1 student funding official.