Archive of articles from 2012
Air New Zealand unveiled its Hobbit themed aircraft at a special event over the weekend.
A new video series that helps to inspire travel seekers find their perfect trip for 2013 will launch on the Google+ social network next week.
We all thought this may happen, but new research supports the fact that the travel guidebook is on its way out.
A new Charley Boorman travel series is set to return to our screens this Autumn - and this time the famous adventurer is taking his motorbike across South Africa.
The most popular gap year destinations are also the most expensive, according to new research from Moneycorp and gapyear.com.
Half of travellers under the age of 24 have never sent a postcard, according to a recent survey by O2.
Cage diving with sharks has been banned in Western Australia, as the government vows to rule out tourism ventures based on attracting sharks.
Travel makes people more attractive, according to Intrepid Travel.
Andy Campbell has set out on an expedition to travel 30,000 miles around the world in a wheelchair.
The amount of backpackers choosing a working holiday gap year after university, as opposed to a traditional post-A-level break, is on the rise according to Love TEFL.
A backpacker has invented a new kind of travel friendly gadget – Pop & Go knickers are the only underwear you can change without taking off your clothes.
A report looking into causes of the 2010 New Zealand Sky Dive disaster, which saw eight people killed, has blamed the incident on ‘overloading’ and poor management.
Worried about travelling alone during your gap year? Don't be - it turns out that making friends whilst travelling is so easy that 39 per cent of us have forged relationships on airplanes, according to a recent survey by Sky Scanner.
Have you ever misbehaved on a flight? Well, you better watch out - because one airline has started training its staff in martial arts, so they can give the chop to any unruly travellers.
A new global SIM, which can adopt local numbers of the country someone is travelling in, is hoping to make calling home 90 per cent cheaper for backpackers.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office have extended travel restrictions in Thailand, after 13 people were killed at 400 injured by bombs in Hat Yai and Yala over the weekend.
EuroStar are moving from trains to try their hand at music festivals by launching a one day musical extravaganza in London this summer, in collaboration with internationally renowned DJ Gilles Peterson.
Burma is making plans to become more 'tourism friendly' in wake of a massive influx of traveller interest, according to TravelWire Asia.
ABTA are predicting a massive surge in bookings for European music festivals this summer – as Glastonbury is cancelled in the UK.
Parents are so inspired by their children’s gap year stories – that they’re visiting the same places as their globe-trotting kids.
Two YHA hostels have scooped the top awards for backpacker accommodation at the 2012 Quantas Australian Tourism Awards.
This year the InterRail Pass, a ticket to budget travel across Europe, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
Three young people are being offered a chance to escape the doom and gloom of the UK and win three very unusual paid jobs in Australia. Sunshine, friendly locals and an unforgettable time are guaranteed!
A new ‘Go Africa’ budget travel pass has launched, to make flights with Kenya Airways cheaper and more flexible.
A recent search reveals that an estimated 2.5 million young people in the UK will be planning a gap year in 2012. The findings, by youth travel specialist, STA Travel predict a boom in student travel this year as unemployment soars and university fees rise.