Thailand, Vietnam and Australia. These are just three of the top destinations for young travelers to visit when out on their gap year.
Used for an extended holiday, a learning experience or just as some time to plan your future, gap years are becoming more and more popular as accessibility becomes ever easier.
But how do you start planning one? With so much to think about there’s always the danger that more time can be spent on planning rather than actually doing! Travel exchange experts World First have put together a few statistics on the topic that should help your plans become a bit easier.
They’ve found that the average gap year costs around £3000 and that 75% of over 35’s wished that they had travelled more when they were younger. They also found that although 40% of people choose to go on a gap year to become more independent only 10% of trips are funded without a bit of parental help.
Take a look at the graphic below to find more about the gap year phenomenon.