Produced by Travel Weekly
Guidance for young travellers considering taking a gap year has been issued by Abta today as students receive their A level results.
Members specialising in gap year travel have reported increases in bookings over the last year with Australasia, South East Asia, the US and South America being the most popular destination choices.
Around 25,500 school and college leavers are deferring their university place and many will be taking a gap year trip before starting their courses next autumn.
But Abta is urging those considering gap year travel to stay safe, especially following high profile tragic incidents in the last 12 months involving young travellers in Zanzibar and Malaysia.