News for November 2011
Vienna is famous for a number of things; its rich cultural history, a couple of famous composers, a waltz, and of course, being the best city in the world.
UCAS’s monthly figures have reported that university applications are down by 13% compared to this time last year, suggesting a boost in gap years for 2012.
Thousands of zombies have descended on Mexico City to break the world record for largest ever zombie walk.
Three British adventurers on their gap year have broken the Guinness World Record for the longest ever taxi journey, clocking up 32,000 miles in a 10-month adventure.
Those planning on naked hiking on their gap year will be disappointed to hear that the Swiss high court has just ruled against the popular pastime.
Japan is back in business after travellers and backpackers return to the country for the first time since the devastating earthquake in March.
75 prehistoric whale skeletons have been found in a desert in Chile, but the questions is, how did they get there?
This year’s top award for a gap year volunteering organisation has gone to Global Vision International (GVI) of the UK.
It’s the storyline from a bad film but tourists have been attacked by flesh-eating piranhas on a Brazilian beach.
The high times are to end for tourists visiting southern Netherlands as they are to be banned from smoking cannabis in coffee shops.
Flood waters are finally receding in Thailand and Bangkok is safe to travel to as new FCO travel advice is issued.
Consulates, embassies and high commissions are there to help you out in an emergency, not to tell you Phil Collins’s telephone number.
British archaeologists have discovered an ancient lost kingdom buried in the deserts of Libya following the fall of Colonel Gaddafi.
Tourism Concern has just launched a new briefing urging the global tourism industry to pay more attention to human rights issues when doing business.
It’s thought that looking at a friends’ Facebook profile and photos are a major factor in where Brits choose to spend their next holiday.
Puzzled passengers gathered around in the Duty Free section of Dubai International Airport as they were treated to a fantastic flash mob.
A new bed bug killing product promises to be the first effective way of killing bed bugs whilst on your gap year.
Forget lazing on a beach in Australia or chilling in a bar in Brazil on your gap year; thrillaxing is the new big thing.
The Ryanair flight attendants have stripped off their uniforms and are giving customs a little extra ‘in-flight entertainment’, all in the name of charity.
A new car market has just been given the green light to open in Kings Cross, Sydney, allowing backpackers to buy and sell cars.
Frommer’s have unveiled their awards and destinations for 2012 and the Albanian Riviera scooped the award for ‘top value destination’.
A recent study has shown that more people are volunteering on their gap year, gaining relevant work experience before going to uni.