For British youth who embark on their ¨gap year¨ between high school and university, Peru is currently the fifth most popular travel destination. New data from the ABTA – The Travel Association, indicates that the South American country ranks fifth behind Thailand, Australia, USA and South Africa.
Asia holds a lot of top spots on the list, with Vietnam and India coming sixth and eighth respectively, with Brazil in seventh place, New Zealand coming in ninth and Fiji taking the tenth spot on the list.
With several hundred thousand teenagers having just received their high school diploma in the UK, many will now be looking to travel the world for a year before enrolling in a university and beginning to work toward their degree, Opodo.co.uk reported.
ABTA recommends that travelers choose a reputable gap year travel agency and check with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to be on top of safety and travel warnings and advice.
Victoria Bacon, head of communications at ABTA, said: “There is now an incredible choice of activities and destinations to support young travellers in developing and learning new skills. It’s very important that if you’re planning a gap year, you research your options thoroughly.