People will continue to take gap years, potentially including holidays to South Africa and India, despite the economic downturn.

People will continue to take gap years, potentially including holidays to South Africa and India, despite the economic downturn.

This is according to Arvind Malhotra of FutureSense, who acknowledged that while people will be looking out for ways to conserve their cash, they will not give up on the idea of a sabbatical altogether.

He suggested that people may cut the length of their trip or participate in specialist, focused programmes in order to get an authentic experience without breaking the bank.

“Taking time out can be a great way to reassess your life and people will be looking for opportunities that utilise and add to their skills,” Mr Malhotra commented.

Earlier this month, Gapyear.com told the Times that people are choosing to take a gap year to avoid seeking a job when few are currently available.

Holidays in South Africa are currently a popular choice for this purpose, as are breaks to Australia.

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