More people will go on volunteering holidays or adult gap years, on industry expert has predicted.

More people will go on volunteering holidays or adult gap years, on industry expert has predicted.

According to Rob Harris, founder of African Conservation Experience, people will continue to want more from their holidays than just a tan and, as such, will look for breaks where they can give something back, potentially increasing holidays to South Africa and Thailand.

“The credit crunch and recession forces people to reassess their lives. The threat of redundancy or lowered moral in workplaces encourages employees to ask if they are really getting what they want out of life,” he said, according to Travel Mole.

Anyone wishing to book a group volunteering holiday could consider booking flights to Thailand, where travellers can participate in community tourism projects in Phuket, CNN reports.

A recent study into holiday spending by CreditExpert.co.uk found that one in five people are choosing to share a holiday with family and friends in order to save money.

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