STA Travel has become the first UK travel company to offer customers the opportunity to book guaranteed scheduled airline fares and pay for them at a later date.
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.
If you're planning a cultural gap break in the Far East, you might want to take a look at what Shanghai has to offer. The city fuses old and new, being a fantastic location in which to visit sacred old temples and traditional teahouses, as well as modern shopping malls and imposing skyscrapers.
Now results day has come and gone, travel agents are enjoying a wealth of new gap year bookings. Travel comparison site Cheapflights.co.uk says Australia maintains its popularity among backpacking Brits, despite the economic downturn.
Last week's A Level results prompted a 35% surge in gap year bookings at STA Travel. The team believe that, with applications for universities at their peak, many delayed booking their gap year adventure until they received their results.
A new search engine allows upcoming gap year travellers to search for flights with multiple destinations and stopovers online. You can compare several providers to get the best price and book on the web with travel search utility Momondo.
Youth specialist STA Travel has reported a boom in mini gap year bookings, with short trips to Asia or North America proving popular with customers, with sales up 28% and 17% respectively for the summer months compared to the same period last year.
If you want transport for your round-the-world adventure, without nailing down an exact itinerary, country-hopping flight tickets can offer flexibility. You can fly over the period of a few months and figure out exact flight plans as you go.
New Zealand is becoming increasingly popular with gap-year travellers, offering a range of scenery, adrenalin sports, thermal spas and bustly towns. There is also the advantage of a common language, plenty of work and a straightforward visa process.
It seems people say some pretty weird things at 35,000 feet above sea level, as Virgin Atlantic's latest poll reveals some bizarre requests from their passengers, the most frequent of which being "please can you open the window?"
The world's largest online student travel agency has just been upgraded to provide members with fast and easy access to low-cost airfares. Studentuniverse.com secures discounted plane tickets for university and college students in connection with 35 different airlines.