A number of people who have been made redundant are choosing to book flights abroad in order to go travelling, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Far from feeling down about losing their jobs, more people are renting out their homes and escaping Britain for a few months to ride out the recession and catch up on seeing the world.
There are a number of options for people planning to escape for a few months – from working abroad for a charity to teaching English as a foreign language.
According to the newspaper’s ‘Savvy Traveller’, travel has also become a possibility for graduates who are finding it difficult to get a foot on the career ladder.
"Travel may also be a solution for new graduates unable to find a start to their career on this summer’s milk round, though funding may be more of a problem and working as you go more of an imperative," they said.
Despite the expected increase in the number of people expected to travel abroad, National Air Traffic Services published figures yesterday (January 19th) that showed a fall of 1.5 percent in the number of flights its controllers handled between 2007 and 2008.
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