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More people made redundant opt to go travelling

Employees who are facing redundancy are viewing now as the ideal time to do the travelling they have always wanted to do

Employees who are facing redundancy are viewing now as the ideal time to do the travelling they have always wanted to do, a leading travel organisation has said.

Nadia Daer, a trekker coordinator for Gapforce, said that people who have recently lost their job want to do something "worthwhile" with their time before finding a new one.

"I’ve been talking to more and more [people who have been made redundant] recently, who are feeling now they are going to do [the] travel they have always wanted to do," she said.

Ms Daer added that a number of graduates are choosing to go travelling once they leave university, either because they’re unsure of what they want to do or because they are struggling to find a job.

According to figures from One Life Live, 350,000 people have realised their travel ambitions during the past 12 months.

The USA recently topped the list of most-desired gap year destinations, followed by Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.

Skyscanner recently reported on the virtues of working abroad.

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